Man Utd have private Paul Pogba transfer plan after Mino Raiola comments


Manchester United have been left reeling by Raiola, who on Friday revealed that he was actively working on a way to get Pogba out of Old Trafford.

Raiola said: “Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.

“Everyone within the club, from the manager to the owner, knows Paul’s wishes.”

United have insisted that Pogba is not for sale this summer, despite Real Madrid and Juventus’ determination to land the World Cup winner.

But Sky Sports reporter Solhekol has insisted that is not the case.

He claims that, while United have adopted the stance that they want to keep him, they are actually happy to let the midfielder go this summer.

“In public, United are saying he’s not for sale but they also have a problem because that contract year-by-year is going down,” he said.

“There’s only two years left on it now with an option of another year – if United don’t sell him now his value is going to diminish.

“Behind the scenes are United are saying this is the time to get rid of him.

“United are looking for £150m. Madrid have problems with FFP because they’ve spent so much money already but I think if they want him they’ll find a way of structuring a deal.

“The other club who want Pogba are Juventus, where United signed him from, but again I don’t think Juventus can afford to pay £150m. I’ve been told that the maximum Juventus could afford to pay for him would be about £89m.”

Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville said last month that his former side shouldn’t feel obliged to keep Pogba.

That’s despite the France international’s obvious ability and talent.

“They don’t have to keep any player,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Manchester United are a better team when Paul Pogba plays but if players don’t want to be at the club – that doesn’t mean Pogba, he may want to be at the club – you have to get everybody onside and aligned with where you’re going.

“Ultimately, that’s the first thing Ole had to do – to work out who was going to be ready for the club moving forward.

“I’m still unsure on many players. I see the speculation on Sky Sports News and online and it looks like it could be moving all the time.

“You’ve got to get players in before you let them go because being armed with the money makes you vulnerable.”


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