The agreement would see the France international leave Turin for the Camp Nou this summer; however, 10 months later and it seems the odds of Pogba ending up with the reigning European champions are slim at best.
Barcelona might be one of the world’s biggest clubs but they don’t possess an endless supply of cash. They already face problems holding onto all three of their star forwards - Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar - and their financial concerns mean a planned move for Pogba has subsequently been cancelled.
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“Barcelona did consider Pogba but they do not have the money to buy him,” Guillem Balague told Sky Sports on Friday. “Very cleverly, Pogba has left all his options open and again, it’s still very early.
"Both United and City would love to have Pogba and so would Real Madrid."
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Pogba would prefer to join Spanish club
It’s been widely reported over the past year that Pogba’s preference is to join a Spanish club.
Back in February, the Daily Mail claimed the 23-year-old had told friends he wanted to move to La Liga rather than the Premier League.
Real Madrid could now pounce
Around the same time, it was reported that Pogba was enticed by the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou but, on the other hand, had huge respect for Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane.
With Barcelona seemingly off the scene, this could be the perfect opportunity for Los Blancos to add another Galactico to their ranks. Zidane is a massive fan of the player.
Or a shock move to Man City?
But Manchester City will surely push hard to sign the Frenchman, who is expected to be one of the stars of Euro 2016.
Pep Guardiola will almost certainly move the ageing Yaya Toure on this summer and Pogba, who possesses many of the same attributes, would be a natural replacement.
The world-class midfielder has reiterated that he still “loves” Manchester United, though, and this could scupper any plans City have of luring him to the Etihad Stadium.
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