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Man Utd agreed to sell Paul Pogba to PSG in transfer window – but two stars stopped deal | Football | Sport


Manchester United agreed to sell Paul Pogba to Paris Saint-Germain during the transfer window, according to reports.

The France international wanted to leave Old Trafford this summer with Real Madrid his preferred destination due to his desire to play under Zinedine Zidane.

Pogba ultimately ended up staying at Manchester United, though, and has endured a mixed start to the new Premier League campaign.

And Calcio Mercato claim that the World Cup winner nearly joined PSG late in the summer.

The report sensationally says the Red Devils agreed to cash in on the 26-year-old and agreed everything with the Ligue 1 giants.

Pogba would have joined PSG for £134million while his agent, Mino Raiola, would have collected £22m in commission.

However, the deal ultimately collapsed because of PSG forward Neymar.

The Ligue 1 titans were convinced the Brazil international would return to Barcelona, despite complicating negotiations between the two sides.

Barcelona needed to get Ousmane Dembele off the wage bill, however, in order to accommodate their former No 11.

And, ultimately, Dembele’s failure to leave the club prevented Neymar from departing PSG.

That meant the Ligue 1 giants were unable to sign Pogba from United.

And Dembele and Neymar stopped that deal from happening, ensuring the United star stay at Old Trafford until January at the earliest.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal and Celtic hitman John Hartson believes the Red Devils should have sold Pogba this summer instead of Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku was offloaded to Serie A titans Inter Milan on transfer deadline day.

And Harrison said: “I still think Man United have got an awful lot of problems.

“You look at Pogba, for me I think he probably sold the wrong player.

“I would have sold Pogba, kept Lukaku. At least with Lukaku he gets you goals.

“He did at Everton, three years consistently, at Man United he was up in the 18s, 20s.

“I think Pogba right now, everybody’s saying ‘he’s showing a good attitude, he’s showing a great attitude’ – well that’s a gimme isn’t it?

“To show a good attitude playing for Manchester United.

“I think he’s playing almost at 75 per cent, I really do, and that’s not helping [Scott] McTominay who’s trying to make his mark in the game.

“A young Scottish midfielder, gets around, up and down.”



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