Though the summer transfer window is set to close on Monday, 2nd of September, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford still remains in the balance as the Frenchman could reject the club’s contract offer.
The player’s future has been a major source of transfer speculations since the start of the summer window as he was heavily linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu.
It was also speculated that Serie A giants Juventus were equally interested in reuniting with the midfielder, but it appears to be mere speculation.
Despite his desire to force a move out of Old Trafford, the World Cup winner saw the Red Devils hierarchies blocked all deals from materializing as they placed a huge £180m price tag on his signature.
According to The Mirror, the midfielder will likely turn down the chance to extend his stay at the Theatre of Dreams because he is very keen on completing his move to Real Madrid when the transfer window reopens in January.
The 26-year-old was involved in United’s 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday, and he is expected to play a key role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.
The Frenchman has featured in all of the Premier League matches played by United so far this season but he’s yet to open his goals account.
Meanwhile, competition for a place in Solskjaer’s midfield formation is becoming more intense as Daniel James, McTominay, Pogba, Matic are all contention.
This could play a huge part in Pogba’s decision to turn down the latest contract offer.