Paul Pogba’s agent negotiating transfer out of Manchester United

Date published: Monday 6th August 2018 2:40

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has travelled to England to negotiate a transfer for his client, according to a report.

The Manchester United midfielder has yet to return to United training after winning the World Cup with France, but his representative is in England and set to speak to the club.

Mundo Deportivo report that Pogba is looking for a way out at Old Trafford and Barcelona and a return to Juventus are his destinations of choice.

According to Tuttosport over the weekend, Juventus are plotting a stunning swap offer with Man City target Miralem Pjanic as part of the deal.

They claim Pogba is likely to leave Old Trafford before the end of the current transfer window due to having a poor relationship with Jose Mourinho.

The Italian outlet have been banging the ‘Pogba to return to Turin’ drum all summer long, and it now appears Mundo Deportivo believe a move could happen this month.

 

Barca believe that they could entice Pogba, who would cost in excess of £100million, to the Camp Nou with a mammoth wage packet.

Mourinho hinted last month that Pogba’s focus at Manchester United is not at the required level and shifted the onus on to the France midfielder to perform at his peak.

Pogba was integral to France as they lifted the World Cup, scoring in the 4-2 final win over Croatia, and Mourinho pointed to the midfielder’s display’s in Russia as to the levels Pogba can reach.

The two did not always see eye to eye at Old Trafford last season and Pogba admitted having “small issues” with the Portuguese boss as he found himself on the bench on several occasions.

Mourinho also recently named six players who he saw as possible replacements for captain Michael Carrick and Pogba’s name was not among them.

And it seems the United boss believes Pogba’s inconsistent form for his club is down to the player, rather than his problem to try and get the best from the £89million former Juventus man.

“I don’t think it’s about us getting the best out of him, it’s about him giving the best he has to give,” Mourinho told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview.

“I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give [their] best.

“Why? Because it’s closed for a month, where he can only think about football. Where he’s with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.

“During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again.”

 

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