Man Utd news: Ed Woodward sets deadline to sell £100m-rated Paul Pogba | Football | Sport #ManU

Man Utd news: Ed Woodward sets deadline to sell £100m-rated Paul Pogba | Football | Sport

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Manchester United bigwig Ed Woodward is desperate to offload Paul Pogba during the summer transfer window. A deadline of June 12 has been set by the club’s executive vice-chairman to get rid of the World Cup winner.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has once again stressed the midfielder’s wish to quit Old Trafford at the end of the season and admitted a return to Juventus appeals.

A departure appears to be the best course of action after a difficult campaign that has limited Pogba to eight appearances in all competitions due to injury.

The 26-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the 2020/21 campaign so it is a crunch summer for United. A failure to sell in the next window means they run the risk of losing him on a free transfer further down the line.

While they have until September 1 to complete their summer transfer business, the Daily Star claim Woodward has set a deadline to secure a deal for Pogba before Euro 2020 begins on June 12.

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Pogba has struggled to hit the heights that convinced United to break the bank to bring the academy product back to Manchester.

A return to Italy appeals, with Raiola admitting the country holds an emotional sway over his client.

The super-agent is prepared to wait until after Euro 2020 to begin negotiating a transfer, however.

He said: “Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros.

“Paul wants to play at the best level, but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.”

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