Spanish champions Barcelona will reportedly continue to monitor the progress of midfielder Paul Pogba despite Manchester United turning down a transfer approach this summer.
The Blaugrana had tried to lure the Frenchman in a player-plus-cash agreement including Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes this summer but their offer was swiftly turned down by Jose Mourinho’s side before the transfer deadline in England.
Despite this, The Telegraph claims the La Liga holders will continue tracking the Frenchman, who has been noted to have a strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.
The publication continues to compare Pogba’s situation with that of Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool and the Blaugrana are said to believe they can lure in either January or next summer.
Irrespective of this, Pogba has made a strong return in the Manchester United colours and he scored from the penalty spot during the season opener against Leicester City, where he was handed the captain’s armband.
Moreover, the Frenchman has remained mum when questioned about the prospect of being unsettled at Old Trafford but the move appears to have been instigated by super-agent Mino Raiola, who likes to enhance his financial credentials.
Pogba, now a World Cup winner with France, has made nearly 90 appearances for Manchester United since rejoining them from Juventus for a club-record fee in 2016. He won the Europa League and League Cup during his maiden season on his comeback.
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