Why Man United may be unable to sell Paul Pogba, even if the club wants to

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Manchester United are somewhat unsure clubs who are interested in signing supposed want-away midfielder, Paul Pogba, can actually afford him.

Manchester United may finally want to sell Pogba now, but will find it difficult to get the right amount for him.

Real Madrid and Juventus are top on the list of the Frenchman’s suitors, but ESPN reports that United are doubtful they have the financial wherewithal, considering the impact of Covid-19 on the global football economy.

Clubs have had to cut players’ wages to stay afloat, so it may be impossible to offload the star at this time.

United are also said to have received offers from clubs that are interested in a player plus cash swap deals for Pogba, but they’re not in a rush, and will not accept deals invoicing players they don’t need.

The report comes just days after Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola claimed the player’s future no longer lies at Old Trafford.