Paris Saint-Germain chief Leonardo is ‘pushing’ to sign Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports.
The France international is out of contract this summer and it seems unlikely that he will accept a new deal to stay at Old Trafford.
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As well as PSG, Pogba has been heavily linked with his former team Juventus and Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Speaking last month, Nicolas Anelka said a return to France with the Parisians could favor the Man Utd midfielder.
“I know Paul, I played with him at Juventus, and it’s amazing what he can do with the ball,” Anelka said. RMC Sports.
“Unfortunately, when he arrives in Manchester, it’s not a big team. It’s a team that needs to rebuild, they’re looking for their game plan, they’re looking for a manager.
“It’s been very difficult for him since he came back. He’s been criticized a lot. It’s not the best club where he can have fun and show his talent.
“I think PSG would be great for him. Some say it wouldn’t be good for Paris, because he’s supposed to be injured often. But I think his injuries are due to his life in Manchester, because he doesn’t is not well psychologically.
According to Corn! Soccer club (via sports witness), Pogba tops PSG sporting director Leonardo’s summer shopping list.
The Brazilian ‘takes talks forward with Mino Raiola’, who is the 29-year-old’s agent. In addition, the Ligue 1 club “has the means to make everyone agree”.
Leonardo is under fire at PSG, as is Man Utd-linked manager Mauricio Pochettino, so the French side’s summer transfer strategy could change.
Meanwhile, Pogba has named former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can as one of his toughest opponents.
In a Q&A, Pogba was asked who his toughest opponents are so far. In addition to Can, he took the time to praise his French teammate N’Golo Kanté.
“Emre Can, yeah,” Pogba replied when questioned by Joe.
“Obviously, N’Golo [Kanté] and all, but one day I remember I had a big fight with Emre Can.