Reports on Monday from Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio claimed that Barcelona made an official offer for Pogba that consisted of $58 million plus defender Yerry Mina and midfielder Andre Gomes, an offer which Manchester United scoffed at as paltry compared to their valuation of the Frenchman. The Catalan club are working on deals to sell Aleix Vidal, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer to raise the funds to bring in the World Cup victor.
Pogba came through the youth system at United before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer.
United are aware that it could be a ploy by Pogba's representative to secure him a new contract on the same terms as £500,000-a-week top earner Alexis Sanchez.
Pogba is a great player who is on another team.
The Independent have also reported further on the topic, claiming that Manchester United are set to take a "firm stance" over the Paul Pogba debacle, despite Raiola's attempts to force a move through.
The relationship between the French midfielder and his coach at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, isn't good and he's ready to leave the English club for the second time in his career. Mourinho appeared to question Pogba's effort and heart while playing for his club, saying, "I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him [at Manchester United], it's about him giving the best he has to give".
In theory, Barcelona would have until the end of the month to sign Pogba before the transfer window closes in Spain.
Pogba, who did not accompany United on the USA tour, will meet Mourinho this week after returning to United's Carrington training centre Monday after a three-week break following France's World Cup triumph.
"I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give the best. Why?"
The deal could hinge on Marcos Rojo leaving United and he has yet to be convinced that a move to Everton is the best option for him. Because it's closed for a month, where he can only think about football.