Paul Pogba may want to leave Manchester United but the midfielder will not get his wish this summer.
The Catalan giants submitted a bid that would see £45m go the other way, along with United target Yerry Mina and central midfielder Andre Gomes.
The French star player has been having a hard relationship with Jose Mourinho and it is believed that Raiola is ready to use that as a reason for Pogba wanting to move out of Old Trafford. However, there have been constant rumors of the 25-year-old Pogba having bust-ups with manager Mourinho as the two clashed with their particular ego's.
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This comes on the back of the souring of Pogba's relationship with Mourinho.
Fair play to Mourinho though, Pogba did have a string of bad games for which he was heavily criticized for.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is naturally understood to be unwilling to sell club-record signing Pogba - a stance backed by former defender Rio Ferdinand, just as a move for Alderweireld would be. True, he had a great World Cup but that's a string of 6 or 7 games.
It is interesting to add that unless Mourinho is able to secure an apt replacement for him in the few days that remain, a deal in this window seems unlikely. "I'm a coach. Give me a group of players and I will coach them". But he should stay and not throw tantrums. A whole world. A whole universe to itself.