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Sport Paul Pogba is STAYING at Manchester United, Mino Raiola confirms

22:20  23 august  2020
22:20  23 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the midfielder will be staying at Manchester United this summer.

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The World Cup winner's future has been up in the air for the last 12 months and he looked certain to leave Old Trafford earlier in the season.

Talk of moves to Real Madrid and Juventus intensified before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with the £89million man having less than a year left on his current deal.

Paul Pogba standing next to a football ball: The 27-year-old World Cup winner's future at Old Trafford has been uncertain for 12 months © Provided by Daily Mail The 27-year-old World Cup winner's future at Old Trafford has been uncertain for 12 months

But speaking to Sky Sport Italia, the 27-year-old's agent confirmed he will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer, with the midfielder also set for a new deal to take him past 2021 after talks were confirmed.

'Paul Pogba will stay at #ManchesterUnited,' Raiola told the Italian outlet.

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'Pogba is key player for Man Utd, they've an important project and he's 100% included. Man Utd will not accept any bid this summer to sell Pogba. 

'We're going to speak about a new contract soon, no stress.' 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba smiling for the camera: But his agent Raiola (middle) has insisted that Pogba (right) will not leave the club this summer © Provided by Daily Mail But his agent Raiola (middle) has insisted that Pogba (right) will not leave the club this summer

Reports had emerged ever since United qualified for next season's Champions League through the Premier League top four that Pogba was ready to sign a new deal. 

However, other reports in Italy claimed new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo was exceptionally keen on bringing his former team-mate back to the Serie A champions.

Further reports in Italy had also suggested Juventus could offer former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey or Argentine star Paulo Dybala in exchange, but that door appears to be firmly shut. 

Paul Pogba holding a football ball: Pogba has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid and former club Juventus © Provided by Daily Mail Pogba has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid and former club Juventus

Overall, it was a frustrating season for the former Juventus midfielder, playing just seven games in the first half of the season before undergoing surgery on a persistent ankle injury in January.

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But the coronavirus hiatus allowed the 27-year-old to recover from injury and play an fundamental role in United qualifying for Europe's top club competition.

Having struggled with injury early in the season he formed a partnership with Bruno Fernandes © Provided by Daily Mail Having struggled with injury early in the season he formed a partnership with Bruno Fernandes

He also began to develop a promising midfield partnership with talismanic January signing Bruno Fernandes, while it appears his relationship with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the mend.


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