Mourinho hopes World Cup players can feature in opener

Ross Houston
August 8, 2018

And the transfer window in France runs until the end of the month, giving PSG more time to reach an agreement with Bayern Munich than is available for Manchester United.

Sky in Italy say United have rejected an offer for Pogba from Barcelona of £45m plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this whole season and has publicly stated his admiration for the La Liga champions Barcelona.

But United could rekindle their hopes of signing £65m World Cup star Harry Maguire, with Leicester closing in on two centre-backs late in the window to safeguard themselves against losing the England worldwide.

The France global enjoyed a successful summer, helping his country to a World Cup win.

The praise from Valverde comes as Pogba is rumoured to have a fractured relationship with Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, and may turn the midfielder's head this summer.

Last season's Premier League runners-up have stuttered in the market this summer, having so far only signed Brazil midfielder Fred, promising full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.

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

According to the Mirror, Manchester United are the latest team to enter the race for Dembele - alongside the Gunners.

Mourinho is keen to bolster United's attacking options ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline, with Inter Milan's Croatia star Ivan Perisic also reportedly a target. Pogba was underperforming and Mourinho benched him in crucial games over the course of the last season.

Willian and Mourinho won a pair of Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge and the Brazil global has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

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