Manchester United 'offered Miralem Pjanic in Paul Pogba bid'


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.

The information is that Pogba's manager, Mino Raiola, will hold a meeting with representatives of Manchester United to handle the deal, which would turn around around 100 million pounds (about $ 481 million).

Barcelona have reportedly had a series of offers for Willian rejected by Chelsea, but the attacker cleared up the speculation.

As a result, Ferdinand - who made over 450 appearance for United - wants Pogba to stay and Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld to come in.

The World Cup victor, 25, contacted Red Devils supremo Ed Woodward this week to say he fancies an Old Trafford exit during this window.

Jose Mourinho's future at Manchester United is clouded in doubt but figures reveal the extraordinary cost the Red Devils would face if they were to sack the manager. Woodward had hoped that he would be able to persuade Levy to sell at a much lower price considering the general willingness to let the player leave.

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As per Calciomercato, Barcelona wish to purchase one world-class midfielder this window, and have set their eyes on Paul Pogba yet again.

Should United eventually accept an offer, Pogba would earn €100m (£100m) over five years at the Nou Camp.

Having won the World Cup this summer, Pogba is said to have become increasingly frustrated with Mourinho's attempts to play down the achievement.

"I do not really have any comments to make on the rumours that are circulating around - they are just rumours. You have to speak to Manchester United".

Ed Woodward had, however, been making lower offers, refusing to go higher than £40m for a player who would be available for £25m next year due to a clause in his contract.