Paul Pogba ‘agreed’ to leave Manchester United for PSG in stunning summer transfer… but move failed because of Neymar

Paul Pogba allegedly agreed to a transfer which would have seen him leave Manchester United and sign for Paris Saint-Germain during the summer.

But the move eventually did not happen – because of Neymar.


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According to stunning reports in Italy, Pogba, the France midfielder, agreed a huge £429,000-a-week contract with the Ligue 1 champions just days before the transfer window closed.

Pogba was reportedly close to joining PSG this summer
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Pogba was strongly linked with an Old Trafford exit all summer long, having admitted he was ready for ‘a new challenge’ after a tough season with the Red Devils.

Real Madrid and his former club Juventus were said to be front-runners to sign him, but the World Cup winner ultimately remained in the Premier League as Manchester United chiefs stood firm.

However, Italy outlet Calciomercato claim the club had agreed to let their star asset go back to his homeland in the summer in a stunning agreement with PSG.

But the report says the deal didn’t go through as Neymar didn’t complete his purported return to Barcelona.

Pogba’s switch is said to have hinged on the Brazilian’s possible exit.

Neymar allegedly wanted to leave Paris to secure a return to former club Barcelona
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But he ended up staying in Paris as the LaLiga champions couldn’t match PSG’s eye-watering £273million valuation.

The Pogba saga appears far from over, however.


A move in January could still be on the cards, with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos recently opening the door for his move to the Bernabeu.

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