Mauricio Pochettino’s response to Paul Pogba transfer speculation amid Man Utd uncertainty – The Mirror

Mauricio Pochettino did his best at avoiding answering any questions over a potential deal for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the French international all summer after Pogba has stalled over the idea of extending his deal at Old Trafford, with just a year left on his remaining contract.

Despite the fact he has just 12 months remaining, an agreement is yet to be reached between United and Pogba, though many of his teammates are thought to have desperately pleaded with him to stay, the World Cup winner viewed as one of the senior figures in the dressing room.

Paul Pogba is out of contract at Manchester United in 2022 as interest from PSG continues to linger
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Given next year could potentially see Pogba walk away from United for free, the Red Devils are reportedly willing to part ways with the midfielder to the tune of £50m.

The move could prove to be a potentially complicated one, given the Ligue 1 giants, despite their wealthy owners, are still aiming to tighten the purse strings.

It remains unclear whether Paris Saint-Germain are likely to mount a move for the midfielder this summer, or bide their time until next year where they could snap him up for free.

However, boss Pochettino did his best to offer little clarity over the situation, opting against shedding any light on if Pogba is a target for his side following their defeat at the hands of reigning champions Lille.

“You see the list of players that we have at home,” said the former TottenhamHotspur boss.

“We have plenty of players. Half of the squad is at home. A few are on holidays. I think the performance was good. I am happy and I don’t want to talk about the names of the players that are in other clubs.”

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed he did not want to discuss the names of players from other clubs (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Free transfers have been a running theme in PSG’s recent transfer dealings, recruiting both Gini Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma without spending a penny in transfer fees, waiting for Pogba to be available for nothing this time next year could be the likeliest course of action.

In stark contrast, Man Utd would favour calling time on Pogba’s second stint at the club this year, as they aim to recoup some of the money spent on two marquee signings in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

The duo cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side £110m, but are unlikely to be the final additions as United aim to lure Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League in a move that could cost them up to £25m.

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