Man City respond after being offered Paul Pogba as Manchester United ace seeks summer transfer.
According to sources, Manchester City has turned down the chance to sign Paul Pogba on a free transfer from Manchester United in the coming months.
Pogba is poised to leave Old Trafford when his current contract expires in the summer, and he is thought to be attracting interest from all across Europe ahead of the forthcoming transfer window.
In recent weeks, City has been linked with a surprise deal for Pogba as the Premier League champions consider their options in the market to bolster their squad ahead of next season.
However, according to the Daily Star, the Citizens have already passed up the opportunity to bring Pogba without having to pay a transfer fee.
Man City respond
It is claimed that Pep Guardiola has told Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, that he will not be pursuing a move for the Frenchman’s signature between now and the start of the new campaign.
The City boss previously rejected the chance to sign Pogba four years ago and does not appear to have changed his mind over the last few seasons, with the United man having struggled to impress at club level on a consistent basis.
It seems unlikely that Pogba will move to another English club when he walks away from United at the end of the season, with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus said to be the leading contenders to snap him up at this moment in time.
Barcelona may also join the race if they are prepared to pay his eye-watering salary, which is believed to be in the region of £350,000 per week.
Pogba has endured a lacklustre second spell at United since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus back in the summer of 2016.
He was roundly booed by his own supporters when he was introduced as a substitute against Norwich City earlier this month and it seems as though a clean break would be the best solution for all parties involved at this stage.