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Paul Pogba was close to leaving Man Utd in summer before buying club pulled out

Paul Pogba was reportedly close to leaving Manchester United in the summer transfer window, before the buying club ‘pulled out’.

Pogba’s Old Trafford future is again up in the air with the Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola stating his client is “unhappy” at the Premier League giants.

Former club Juventus are believed to be keen on taking the World Cup winner back to Turin with Real Madrid also long-term admirers.

It means Pogba could be on his way out of United when the transfer window reopens next month.

Though The Athletic claim that Pogba was close to leaving in the summer with a transfer having been organised late in the window.

The move did not happen with it reported that the buying club, who is unknown, unexpectedly pulled out of the deal.

Pogba has often been left on the bench by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, and is not expected to start Saturday’s Manchester derby.

Raiola had told Tuttosport: “I can say it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

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“There’s no use ignoring it. It’s better to speak honestly, look to the future and not waste time trying to blame people: Paul is unhappy at Manchester United, he can no longer express himself as he wants to or in the way that’s expected of him.”

Though Solskjaer is not treating Pogba any different to normal, despite those comments from the super-agent.

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Ahead of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, Solskjaer said: "I speak to my players on a daily basis and Paul's no different to anyone else.

"We speak in small groups and for me what was disappointing this week was us going out of the Champions League, players wanna go through in that and whatever anyone's representatives say can't really affect me, I've said what I wanted to say about that."

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