Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
The midfielder, 26, has been absent from the Red Devils’ pre-season training this season which has fuelled speculation about his long-term future.
He said in June “now could be a good time to find a new challenge.”
Raiola said: “Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”
“Everyone within the club, from the manager to the owner, knows Paul’s wishes.”
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And when asked whether the France international would travel for the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of Australia on Sunday, Raiola said: “I cannot tell you anything. I live day by day.”
Most of his team-mates reported for pre-season duty on Monday but Pogba is away from United’s Carrington training base with the permission of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – having been given time off after a hectic 16 months.
Pogba’s future has been a constant source of speculation for months.
He clashed with former United manager Jose Mourinho early in the 2018/19 season before the Portuguese was sacked in December.
Real Madrid and Italian champions Juventus are the two clubs who have mainly been linked with Pogba, who’s contracted at Old Trafford until 2021.
He re-joined United from Juventus in 2016 for £86million and has won the EFL Cup and Europa League in 2016/17.
Pogba was the only player outside of Liverpool and Manchester City to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year for the 2018/19 season.
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