Even after the signing of Brazilian Malcolm and Chile's Arturo Vidal, Barcelona signaled they would continue to seek reinforcements in the market, and this time it is Frenchman Paul Pogba, now at Manchester United.
Barcelona are hoping to add Paul Pogba to their list of summer signings, but it is unlikely that Manchester United will allow the World Cup victor to go without a swap deal in place.
One of the clubs that were thought to be after Willian this summer is Manchester United, who as you well know, are managed by former Blue Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho is happy to sell Pogba, after the 25-year-old fell out with him over the course of last season. However, the Catalan giants face a massive roadblock in their pursuit, in the form of Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola. Pogba was underperforming and Mourinho benched him in crucial games over the course of the last season.
It's The Sun, and this needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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The Sun says Pogba has told United he wants a £200k-a-week pay rise - if he has to stay. I think maybe another signing or two. True, he had a great World Cup but that's a string of 6 or 7 games.
According to Bild, the Germany global is said to have called Mourinho to inform him of his decision after Niko Kovac's plea for the centre-back to remain with the German champions. Thirdly, he is one of the few marketable players they have at the club, something that is central to the profit at Old Trafford.
Having won the World Cup this summer, Pogba is said to have become increasingly frustrated with Mourinho's attempts to play down the achievement. A whole world. A whole universe to itself.