Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United: How realistic is this transfer?

United rebuff Barcelona's Pogba swap offer

Barcelona's opening offer, if they are serious about signing Pogba, was in the ballpark of "derisory".

It's getting unhealthier by the minute, isn't it?

And, according to the Daily Mail, the former Juventus star has told his Man United teammates that he is "desperate to leave Old Trafford".

Paul Pogba has told his Manchester United teammates that he wants to leave, and has even come to an agreement with Barcelona over a £350,000-per-week deal, according to the Mail.

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The Red Devils are said to have been offered £45m upfront, as well as central-defensive target Yerry Mina and midfielder Andre Gomes.

"I hope someone can catch them - it would be nice, so hopefully Manchester United can".

If not, he will demand an increase in wages from £180k to £380k to put him closer to United's top earner Alexis Sanchez. Currently, Pogba is contracted to Manchester United till 2021.

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is now in Manchester in a bid to push the complicated operation forward.

This comes on the back of the souring of Pogba's relationship with Mourinho.

Barring significant late moves, Mourinho will have to rely on a similar squad to the one that was unable to keep up with neighbours City last season.

It's The Sun, and this needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. True, he had a great World Cup but that's a string of 6 or 7 games.

But having previously stated his intention to stay at his current club, Willian has underlined that a reunion with Mourinho must wait a little longer.

Now, Barcelona have set their eyes on a player they view as apt for their lineup, but the bigger question is whether they can translate this desire into something more.

Blockbuster deals, by their very nature, are long-drawn processes, and while the few days left in the English transfer window may still have something in store, one can't say so for certain.

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