PAUL POGBA will stay at Manchester United this summer with the club set to reject any bids from Real Madrid or Juventus.
Fresh reports suggest there is even doubt within Old Trafford that Juve can actually fund a mega deal for their ex-midfielder.
With United set to seal their first signing of the summer, revealed by Sun Sport to be Swansea winger Dan James, there is determination to keep Pogba.
Daily Mail report on Red Devils chief Ed Woodward asserting that the Frenchman is a key asset who they will fight to keep.
Interest has arisen out of Madrid and Turin so far this summer, Zinedine Zidane said to have Pogba ahead of Christian Eriksen in his plans to bolster the Real midfield.
And Juve have gone as far as openly discussing the move, sporting director Fabio Paratici telling the press he will talk over a bid with the Bianconeri’s new manager.
But it is also reported that United don’t believe Juve have the funds to sign their £89million record buy without significant sales of their own.
Should they find the cash for a significant bid, Woodward will still hold firm.
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La Liga giants Real have been claimed to have a headstart in the race to snap up the 26-year-old.
City rivals Atletico Madrid are also believed to be in the mix, according to reports on the continent, with Antoine Griezmann potentially offered as bait.
Exactly where Pogba ends up promises to be one of the sagas of the summer, Diego Maradona among those weighing in – criticising the midfield star for not working hard enough.