Is it ALL OVER for Paul Pogba at Man United? Dressing room source says £290k-per-week star is ‘effectively GONE’ and they are already preparing for life without him with signing a new midfielder part of their summer plans – as his deal runs out
- Paul Pogba has fewer than three months left on his deal at Manchester United
- Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are among the clubs keen on the Frenchman
- Manchester Evening News claim they have been told Pogba is effectively ‘gone’
- Report claims PSG have made an offer but Pogba prefers a return to Juventus
Paul Pogba has been described in a report as ‘effectively gone’ at Man United and the club have reportedly already started to plan life without the Frenchman.
The France international has fewer than three months left on his £290,000-per-week contract at Old Trafford and Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are among the clubs keen on him.
The 29-year-old remaining at United has yet to be ruled out because there is no guarantee the French and Italian giants can offer the wages he wants, with Juventus reportedly only able to offer £8million a season – just over half of his current £15m wage at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba has been described in a report as ‘effectively gone’ at Manchester United
The report claims the club has being preparing for his departure for most of the season
But the Manchester Evening News claim they have been told Pogba is effectively ‘gone’ at United, and that the club has being preparing for his departure for most of the season.
The report adds those plans have included a look towards the summer transfer window, when they will look to sign at least one new midfielder, with Pogba’s France team-mate Aurelien Tchouameni among those linked.
The same outlet claims PSG have made a bid for Pogba, the terms of which are believed to be lower than the final package United put together in a seemingly futile attempt to convince the midfielder to stay.
The report however claims Pogba prefers a return to Juventus – who he left for £89million in 2016 for United – and that Real Madrid’s interest has subsided significantly since fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane left last year.
The report claims United will sign at least one midfielder, with Aurelin Tchouameni (L) linked
Pogba remained coy last week on his future but struggled to hide his disappointment at United’s results, telling French TV programme Telefoot: ‘The season is not over yet, but almost because we don’t have any more titles to play for.
‘I want to win titles, to play for something and this year and the last few years we haven’t won a title. It’s sad.
‘Totally [playing for France is a breath of fresh air]. That’s the truth. There were difficult moments at United and I needed this break to regain my energy and confidence.
‘Sometimes when I wasn’t playing or the results weren’t good, coming here, it gives a boost, a breath of air that also helps me to come back well to my club.’
His comments came after, in a separate interview, he appeared to finally hand in his resignation at Manchester United after labelling their season as ‘dead’, while adding his last five years at Old Trafford have left him unfulfilled.
Wayne Rooney (second from L) believes the summer is the time for Pogba to leave Old Trafford
But former United star Wayne Rooney believes the summer is the time for Pogba to leave Old Trafford for the second time in his career.
‘I think it’s probably got to a point where it probably is better for him to move on,’ Rooney told Sky Sports.
‘I think if Paul is honest with himself, he probably hasn’t had the impact he would have liked since he returned to Manchester United.
‘I watch him play for France, and it’s a completely different player. The ability, his vision, control of the game is there every game for France. It just hasn’t quite worked at Manchester United for him.’
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