Paris Saint-Germain are yet to make a move for transfer goal Paul Pogba ahead of his expected summer departure from Manchester United, reports claim. The World Cup winner is ready to go away Old Trafford for the second time at the tip of his contract, with former club Juventus amongst those also linked.
Pogba has consistently divided opinions during his second Red Devils stint following his £89m return in 2016, with many pointing to his domestic struggles repeatedly contrasting along with his form for France. The midfielder has made greater than 200 senior appearances for United, yet his likely departure on a free transfer over again has largely avoided criticism from supporters.
Pogba has reportedly already turned down an approach from rivals Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola understood to be available in the market for a substitute for Fernandinho. Nonetheless, the 29-year-old is anticipated to maneuver overseas at the tip of his current contract.
PSG have inevitably touted as a possible destination for Pogba this summer, and French outlet RMC Sport claims the central midfielder is a goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. But despite this interest, a suggestion has not yet been put to the soon-to-be free agent because the Ligue 1 champions are keen to ‘part with a number of players’ and haven’t finalised decisions over their current squad.
It means Pogba could possibly be left waiting for a proposal from the French capital, with Real Madrid among the many other contenders also linked. The midfielder has not featured for United since limping off throughout the heavy defeat at Liverpool last month, and interim boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed the 29-year-old has likely already played his last game for the club.
Speaking after humbling 4-0 thrashing at Anfield, Rangnick said: “Because it seems right away, he won’t renew his contract and, I don’t know, perhaps the club or Erik [ten Hag] won’t need to renew his contract. It’s almost certainly he won’t be here next season.
“He’s a player who won the World Cup; he’s such a very good player that he was a daily starter for France. Everyone knows what form of potential he has and how much good player he may be.
“He was like quite a number of other players struggling to get his best performance sustainably on the pitch for a team like Man United. This has not only been the case this season or up to now couple of weeks. So far as I remember, it was also the case in earlier years.”