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Paul Pogba will not be leaving Manchester United before the European deadline - but the saga isn't over

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United (opens in new tab) and will not sign a new deal at Old Trafford, report the Daily Mirror (opens in new tab).

The France international was linked with Juventus (opens in new tab) and Real Madrid (opens in new tab) throughout the summer, but United have been able to retain his services.

However, Pogba is still keen to depart and will refuse any offer of a new contract in Manchester.

The midfielder has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he is committed to United this season, but he sees his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

United placed a £180m price tag on their star man's head this summer, a fee which proved too large for Madrid.

Los Blancos could return for Pogba next summer, though, and United may be involved in a similar transfer saga ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).