Manchester United yet to receive contact from PSG over Paul Pogba amid transfer reports
Reports in France claim Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain to sign the Man United midfielder.
Manchester United have received no contact from Paris Saint-Germain about a possible move for Paul Pogba.
Reports in France claim Pogba, 28, is close to an agreement with PSG but the Ligue 1 runners-up have not formally approached United. Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has been contacted for comment.
Pogba has entered the last year of his United contract and the Manchester Evening News reported in April he is relaxed about his future and prepared to stay for at least another year if a summer transfer does not materialise.
Pogba and his wife, Zulay, are settled in Cheshire with their two young sons and sources say Pogba's partner is particularly happy in the area.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clarified on Sunday Pogba is due to return for pre-season training on Monday. Pogba and his family are currently on holiday in Florida.
Sources at United have lauded Pogba's professionalism in the last two years despite his open interest in joining Real Madrid. Pogba outlined his desire for 'a new challenge' in the 2019 summer window.
Pogba's brother, Mathias, warned United in February they risked losing Pogba on a free when his contract expires in 2022. Solskjaer has managed Pogba tactfully and kept his counsel amid a number of outbursts by Raiola.
Solskjaer dropped Pogba early last season and, ironically, the Frenchman's form improved after Raiola claimed it was 'over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United' in an interview with Tuttosport in December.
United players closest to Pogba have been of the opinion he should be allowed to leave as they believe it is in the best interests of the player and the club.
PSG have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Pogba as his most desirable options, Real Madrid and Juventus, are mired in financial peril.
Juventus have posted losses of £104m over the last three years and are the highest spenders and highest payers in Italy. Madrid posted losses of €300million due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the club's president Florentino Perez insisted in April 'there will not be big transfers this summer' without the Super League. Zinedine Zidane had lobbied Perez to sign Pogba but left the club at the end of the season.
Pogba said two years ago 'it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else' and Raiola was 'sorry' he did not move Pogba to Madrid in 2019.
Raiola revealed last year he wants to move a 'great player' to Real Madrid and cited Zidane's return to Madrid behind Pogba's interest in leaving United. Solskjaer was unhappy with Zidane's flagrant attempt to unsettle Pogba in 2019.
Pogba's initial preference was to push for a move to Real in 2016 but Raiola advised him to return to United on the proviso he would engineer a transfer to Madrid three years later.