As the breakdown of his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho continues, with the form of both player and club taking a hit, there has been talk of a move to Barcelona or a return to Juventus, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the Frenchman.
His agent, Mino Raiola, also fanned the flames earlier this season when he lashed out at former United great Paul Scholes for his criticisms of Pogba, while there was talk last season that he had offered the player to cross-town rivals Manchester City – though Raiola denied this vehemently.
However, speaking to Rai Sport, Raiola said the player was not available for a move as things stand.
“I prefer not to talk about him,” Raiola said. “He’s going through a delicate moment, but he’s not on the market.”
The two are good friends, and Neymar has previously tried convincing Pogba to become a team-mate, back when the Brazilian was a Barcelona player.
Pogba’s future at current club Manchester United is up in the air, as his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has soured in recent months, and the player has allegedly been looking to engineer a move away from Old Trafford behind the scenes.
Neymar himself has been linked with a move away from PSG throughout this year, even though he only joined last summer, but his interest in trying to help improve the squad suggests he is committed to the club long-term.
Despite his efforts, however, the Parisians may struggle to sign Pogba, as they are currently under investigation for the signing of Neymar and Pogba’s fellow Frenchman Kylian Mbappe over possible Financial Fair Play violations. Given the transfer fee United will no doubt demand for their star midfielder, PSG may be priced out of a move while the investigation is ongoing.
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic did not even discuss the possibility of including a release clause in his new Lazio contract, according to his agent.
Milinkovic-Savic, 23, was touted as a €130 million-target (Dh552.4m) for the continent’s grandest clubs after a stellar 2017/18 in Rome that included 14 goals in 48 matches. The midfielder also shone at World Cup 2018 for Serbia.
Talk of an imminent move was ended this week when he joined Italy striker Ciro Immobile in inking new terms until 2023. Rumours have grown that a set fee is included in the terms, but representative- and ex-Serbia striker – Mateja Kezman has rejected this stance.
“Sergej, Lazio and we in his entourage are all very happy with his new contract,” Kezman told LaLazioSiamoNoi.
“We’re looking forward with positive energy. The club is strong because they kept all of last season’s players, there’s a serious project and they want to play in the Champions League.
“So, everyone just has to concentrate on doing their best and making all the Lazio fans happy.
“No-one talked about a release clause, Sergej is very happy in Rome. He’s been here for three years and he loves the club and the city.
“He’s concentrating on recapturing his best form.”