MANCHESTER UNITED could be willing to let Paul Pogba leave as the midfielder has become a ‘distraction’.
The club record signing has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and announced over the weekend that it could be a “good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Man Utd are willing to sell Paul Pogba as the midfielder has become a distraction[/caption]
Pogba, 26, has interest from Real Madrid, where he could link up with France idol Zinedine Zidane, as well as former club Juventus.
New Juve boss Maurizio Sarri has already hinted he is interested in the Frenchman.
He said: “I succeeded with [Eden] Hazard, I can also do it with a phenomenon like Pogba.”
The midfielder’s comments came during a promotional tour of Japan where he was seen posing with sumo wrestlers and taking free-kicks around them.
‘IT COULD BE TIME’
Pogba said: “After everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well.
“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great, some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.
“After everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
The comments have not gone down at all well in the Manchester United boardroom.
The club are willing to let the midfielder but will only sell for a massive offer, with £150million the expected asking price.
Pogba hinted it might be time to leave during a promotional tour of Japan[/caption]
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Los Blancos have undergone a major overhaul this summer – adding Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo in a £330m spending spree.
They are likely to sell a number of stars to fund more spending.
James Rodriguez, Isco, Keylor Navas and Gareth Bale have all been linked with an exit.