Man Utd & Chelsea Set For Late Swap Deal

Paul Pogba of Manchester United

Pogba is now tempted to leave United for Barça - and it now seems clear that Mourinho is one of the main reasons why.

The 25-year-old, who lit up the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, has often flattered to deceive since returning to United from Juventus two years ago. According to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, French midfielder Paul Pogba's agent has met up with Barcelona chiefs and negotiated on a deal to lure the United star to Camp Nou.

The Gunners could be joined by Manchester United, who are also tipped to make a late move for the France global.

The 25-year-old France midfielder is also understood to have sent a text message to Ed Woodward, informing United's executive vice-chairman of his desire to go, although the club flatly deny this.

All the same, Rashford will be thrilled to pull on the shirt, having had his eye on the number for some time, manager Jose Mourinho explained.

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The report has cited the same reason as several before it, that Pogba and Mourinho don't share the best of rapport, and as of such, the prolific Frenchman could be led away from Old Trafford with a bumper move.

Real Madrid and Barcelona were seemingly at the front of the queue to sign Willian, but the 29-year-old's latest comments will only intensify rumours that a move to United is a strong possibility, with the player admitting that he is regularly in contact with Mourinho.

Ferdinand, who made more than 450 appearances for the club, wants Pogba to stay and Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld to come in. The Catalan club are working on deals to sell Aleix Vidal, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer to raise the funds to bring in the World Cup victor.

His working relationship with Mourinho has failed to flourish while World Cup suggested United's manager should be doing more to bring the best out of the club's most expensive player.

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