Can Barcelona still sign Paul Pogba after the Premier League transfer deadline?

Can Barcelona still sign Paul Pogba after the Premier League transfer deadline?

The Sun claims the former Juventus star - who joined United for a then world-record fee of £89 million in 2016 - has demanded the Premier League side increase his wages from £180,000 to £380,000 a week so he is paid nearly on a par with Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, otherwise he will leave.

Disillusioned with life at United under Mourinho, Pogba is understood to be eager to play alongside Leo Messi and former Juventus teammate Arturo Vidal, who joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich last week. It appears that the deal is conditional on Tottenham strengthening their own defence, hence the delay in an official announcement, though the Express report that Woodward has already told Mourinho that he has reached agreement to bring Alderweireld to Old Trafford.

"I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give [their] best", Mourinho said.

Contradicting such claims, it's worth pointing out that Gazzetta dello Sport have reported Pjanic is poised to ink an improved offer with the Turin club.

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City stormed to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion last season, as well as winning the Carabao Cup. They left the rest so far behind last season that they didn't even have to glance over their shoulders.

Mourinho told MUTV he expected Rashford to get better as the week progressed. "It's about him giving the best he has to give".

Transfer news is coming thick and fast as the Premier League's deadline day approaches very close and the host of the English heavyweights are doing everything they can to clinch the signatures of their top targets. I think the World Cup is the ideal habitat for a player like him to give the best. Where he's with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate. The Hornets have bid £10m for the 23-year-old.

Rio Ferdinand has warned Manchester United not to sell Paul Pogba.

The 29-year-old defender is believed to have contacted Mourinho personally to explain his disinterest in making the move - increasing speculation that Boateng is holding out for a switch to Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint-Germain instead.

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