Real Madrid remain interested in Paul Pogba, and are expected to make one final push for the midfielder before the transfer window closes on 2 September, according to the Times.
Indeed, United have remained firm on their stance regarding the situation and are completely against letting the 2018 World Cup winner leave Old Trafford, rejecting a bid of £27.6m plus James Rodriguez from Real earlier this month.
Pogba is keen on the idea of moving to Spain, however, stating on a pre-season commercial tour of Japan that this summer ‘could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else’.
The Frenchman averaged more goals, assists and shots per game than any Los Blancos midfielder last season while he only trailed Tony Kroos in terms of key passes per game (1.9 to 2.3) so it’s not hard to see why the World Cup winner is of such interest.
Ultimately, United hold all of the cards here and have continually reiterated that Pogba is not for sale. With the Premier League season now in full flow, the Red Devils will not want any disruptions to their squad, especially after getting off to the perfect start by beating Chelsea 4-0 last weekend.
Pogba was one of the best performers in that clash against the Blues, registering two assists and six accurate through balls, so to lose him at this late stage – after already seeing midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera depart the club earlier this summer – would be extremely harmful to their chances of success this term.
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