Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been offered to rivals Liverpool, according to sensational reports.
In the final year of his contract, Pogba is said to have turned down an extension at United and is not interested in committing himself to the club.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain would appear to be two potential suitors for the World Cup winner, who could be available this summer for around £50 million.
But Le10Sport say that a shock move to Liverpool is possible. Mino Raiola, Pogba’s controversial agent, has apparently offered the Frenchman to the Reds and told them a deal could be done in the current window.
Mino Raiola has offered Paul Pogba to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s response was that they aren’t interested in signing him this summer, but may be come January when there is 6 months left on his contract.
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— The Anfield Alert 🔔 (@TheAnfieldAlert) July 29, 2021
Mino Raiola has offered Paul Pogba to Liverpool. The response from Liverpool was that they made it known that they will not do this deal this summer but might be interested in doing it in January. #MUFC [@AlexisBernard10, @le10sport]
— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) July 29, 2021
Jurgen Klopp is on the hunt for a new central midfielder after seeing Gini Wijnaldum leave on a free to PSG in the summer and Pogba’s name has been mentioned “behind the scenes” according to the report.
Liverpool aren’t overly keen on doing a deal this summer but could be interested in snapping him up for a cheaper fee in January, by which point his contract will be mere months away from expiring.
A funny one now 😂
🥉· Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, has offered the Frenchman to Liverpool this summer. PSG are still favourite to sign him though…
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— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 29, 2021
In April 2018, ahead of a derby where Pogba scored twice in a stunning 3-2 win, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claimed Raiola had offered him Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January window that had just been.
There has been little activity between Liverpool and United in terms of first-team transfers over the years.
A player has only moved between the two clubs on nine occasions, with Phil Chisnall’s £25,000 from United to Liverpool way back in 1964 the last instance it happened.
In 2007, Sir Alex Ferguson famously refused to sell Gabriel Heinze to Liverpool because he did not want to sell to a direct rival.