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Paul Pogba holds secret talks with Barcelona chief

Paul Pogba holds secret talks with Barcelona chief

Sky Italia claimed that the Red Devils rebuffed an offer of £45million with centre-back Yerry Mina and midfielder Andre Gomes also included.

Barcelona will be hard pressed to convince United to part with Pogba with the English transfer window set to shut on Thursday.

The former Juventus star arrived at Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 for a club record fee of €05 million and aided the club to one League Cup and a Europa League title ever since.

"I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him", Mourinho told ESPN FC.

Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the flawless habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football'.

United are aware that it could be a ploy by Pogba's representative to secure him a new contract on the same terms as £500,000-a-week top earner Alexis Sanchez.

"Why? Because it's closed for a month, where he can only think about football".

Pogba was regularly criticised for his failure to produce consistent performances for Manchester United last season as the Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table. Where he's with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.

Pogba endured a turbulent time at Old Trafford last season.

He goes on to report that United do not want to sell the "important" player as they see him as the franchise of the club.

Raiola's ask for bigger wages was followed by claims from Pep Guardiola that Manchester City had been offered the chance by the 50-year-old to sign Pogba in the January transfer window.