Midfielder Paul Pogba could hand in a transfer request to force an exit from Manchester United to secure his dream move to Real Madrid.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola also echoed the same sentiments last week in an interview.
The Red Devils are adamant of keeping their top goalscorer who has joined their pre-season squad in Australia.
Paul Pogba handed in a transfer request.
Mino Raiola confirmed: "Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul’s wishes. Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that.” #noooooooooooo😪
— Vedeswaran Balakumar (@the5thveda) 5 July 2019
But, he could still hand in a transfer request to force a move through according to a report in Goal.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launched a staunch defence of his star player despite Raiola’s comments in his first press conference of the pre-season.
“It’s an agenda against Paul, he’s a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold,” Solskjaer told the press in Perth.
“Jesse and Paul yesterday walking around, was portrayed as a fight between the two boys and I know you’re here to sell papers and stories but they’re all professional.
“Paul’s never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can’t report anything other than that agents talk all the time.
“I can’t be sitting here talking about Paul and what agents are saying, we’ve got a few years left of his contract and he’s been fantastic.”
The world cup winner recently admitted that he could look for a ‘new challenge’ elsewhere after three seasons in his second stint at Manchester United.
“For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.
“I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.” he told the press at an ADIDAS promotional event in Tokyo.
In the meantime, he is in the squad for United’s first pre-season game against Perth Glory on Saturday.