Reports: Man Utd Expect to Keep Hold of Pogba
Manchester United expect Paul Pogba to stay at the club this summer, but accept a situation may arise where they choose to sell their record signing, Sky Sports News understands.
Pogba is keen to leave and United are aware his value is diminishing with the midfielder unlikely to sign a new deal.
The 26-year France international, who asked to leave last summer amid interest from Barcelona, has two years to run on his current contract, with the club holding an option to extend by a further year.
In what is seen as a pre-meditated move to force United’s hand, Pogba on Sunday publicly confirmed his desire to leave the club, saying “it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else”.
Real Madrid and Juventus are interested in signing the World Cup winner, who United value at £150m.
Real, who have already spent over £250m on five arrivals this summer, have concerns about breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, but if they really want him it is thought they will find a solution.
Meanwhile, Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici travelled to United’s London offices last week to hold talks over bringing Pogba back to Turin, three years after he left for the Premier League club for a then world-record £93.25m fee.