United want to keep Pogba at least until the end of the season due to a lack of replacements available on the market in January. Paul Pogba is wanted by Real Madrid and Juventus but the 26-year-old France midfielder would prefer to join Zinedine Zidane’s side in Spain, per the same source.
But a summer deal will be difficult to conclude for any club, with United understood to want a fee in the region of £150m for the World Cup winner.
There is also a complex relationship between the club and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who brought him back to Old Trafford from Juve in 2016.
‘Pogba wants to ‘win prizes’ at Manchester United, says Mino Raiola
The player, who was a United youth graduate, also signed a five-year contract when he rejoined that contains the option to extend it by a further year until 2022.
Pogba said last summer that he was thinking of leaving the club for “a new challenge” and Raiola also said “everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on” – but a transfer did not materialize.
pogba was in dubai before christmas for knee treatment.