Barcelona maintaining their interest in France World Cup winner

Barcelona will reportedly maintain their interest in signing Paul Pogba despite Manchester United snubbing their transfer approach earlier in the month. The Spanish champions had offered both Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes as part of a player-plus-cash deal for the Frenchman but United knocked back their advances without much discussion.

Despite this, The Telegraph claims that the Blaugrana have not given up on recruiting the World Cup winner and they are prepared to monitor his situation in the coming months before deciding on either a January approach or wait until the end of the campaign.

Pogba returned to Premier League action with Manchester United on Friday night where he captained the team to a hard-fought  2-1 triumph over Leicester City at the Theatre of Dreams.

Speaking after the game, Pogba appeared to hint that he still has a strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho and he would rather focus on not speaking on his mental state to avoid a probable fine.

Based on this, the Frenchman seems to have a reasonable chance of switching clubs in the near future but the United hierarchy may have the final say on whether he does get his wish.

Manchester United have made their usual strong start to the campaign with a morale-boosting win over the Foxes and their focus should now lie on next weekend’s game at Brighton, which could prove a tricky prospect.

During the previous campaign, United suffered a rather shock 1-0 defeat to Brighton, although with a much-changed setup but they should be wary of a repeat, given they struggled against the mid-table clubs on the road.

Thereafter, United will have their first taste of facing a top-six opposition this term in the form of Tottenham Hotspur and history wise, the fixture has generally favoured them whenever they have hosted the north London outfit.

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