Paul Pogba refuses to rule out Manchester United exit as PSG prepare transfer move
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Paul Pogba has dropped a huge hint over his Manchester United future, with an Old Trafford departure very much on the horizon.
The France midfielder has just one season remaining on his deal in Manchester and has not signed a contract extension, meaning he could leave the club for free next summer.
And, speaking ahead of the start of France’s Euro 2020 campaign, Pogba says there have been no ‘concrete proposals’ for a new contract.
“I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that,” Pogba said in a France press conference.
“There have been no concrete proposals for extensions. I’m still in Manchester.
“After the season there was the vacation, so I didn’t sit down with the managers and coach. I’m focused on the Euro.”
The World Cup winning midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, either this summer for a cut-price fee or next summer on a free transfer.
But the 28-year-old says that he personally has not been involved in any talks with PSG, stopping short of denying that any conversations had already taken place between the Paris club and his representatives.
“Contacts with Paris? I have an agent that deals with all that,” Pogba said. “I don’t have Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]’s number.
“My only thought, now, is the Euros. I’m focused. I’ve got more experience than before. I’m focused on the present, the Euros.”
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has repeatedly spoken out about United’s relationship with his client, and said midway through last season that there was no chance of him signing a new contract at Old Trafford.
“I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United,” Raiola said in an interview with Italian publication Tuttosport.
“It is useless to go around it. Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits.
“Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.”
Pogba and the France national team kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Germany in Group F on Tuesday afternoon.
Didier Deschamps’ team go into the tournament ranked second in the world by FIFA and are seen by many as the favourites to triumph in the final at Wembley in July.
But first the France team must negotiate Euro 2020’s ‘Group of Death’, with reigning European champions Portugal also in the same group, along with Hungary.
And the French have been given a warning that Portugal’s captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to produce more “greatness” during the group stage.
“He’s our leader, our captain, and as usual he’s preparing in the best way,” Ronaldo’s Portuguese teammate Jose Fonte said this week.
“He’s one of the best professionals around. The numbers speak for themselves.
“He’s still going, he’s still a beast, so expect nothing else but greatness.”
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