Pogba's Man United future is 'deadlocked' as Real Madrid do U-turn

Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United remains ‘deadlocked’ as his Old Trafford contract runs down but Real Madrid perform U-turn on their transfer stance for the midfielder

  • Paul Pogba’s contract at Man United is set to expire at the end of the season 
  • The Red Devils are reportedly only willing to let Pogba go if he wants a transfer
  • He has opted to see out his contract but will be free to open talks from January 1  
  • Real Madrid were linked to the midfielder but have decided against a move 
  • Los Blancos worry signing Pogba would stunt the progress of their youngsters 

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains ‘deadlocked’ after Real Madrid performed a U-turn on their transfer stance. 

The 28-year-old has been out of action since November after picking up an injury while on international duty with France. 

The Frenchman’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and he will be free to open talks with overseas clubs from January 1. 

Paul Pogba’s future at Man United is deadlocked after Real Madrid’s U-turn on transfer stance 

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have all been linked with the midfielder but the Red Devils are only willing to part ways with Pogba if he chooses to leave. 

Pogba has reportedly decided to see out his contract at Old Trafford and leave the club on a free transfer in summer, according to The Express. 

Real Madrid long appeared to be his most likely destination but the LaLiga side are said to perform a U-turn on their transfer stance. 

Los Blancos have reportedly rejected a move for Pogba over the fear of stunting the progress of youngsters Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde.

Real Madrid have rejected a move for Pogba for fear of stunting the progress of youngsters Eduardo Camavinga (left) and Fede Valverde (right)

None of Europe’s other top-flight sides are yet to make a move for the France international and questions remain over his role at United for the remainder of the season. 

The Red Devils have been linked to a host of midfielders ahead of the January window, but it is unclear if they will make a move if the World Cup winner stays in Manchester. 

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick revealed that the club’s focus is ensuring Pogba returns to fitness. 

Ralf Rangnick (pictured) has insisted the focus is on getting the Frenchman back to full fitness

‘I’ve spoken to Paul. On the day he came back from Dubai, we spoke in person,’ he said.

‘Right now, it’s about him getting fit again, to get training fit, not just be match fit.

‘This will take us another couple of weeks and, until then, my full focus is on the players who are available and who can play in the upcoming games.’

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