Paul Pogba does not want to play for Manchester United again in an attempt to force a January exit, report Cadena Cope.
The report cites sources from the United dressing room and says that whilst the Frenchman has been out with a foot injury, it was a not a break and he has been out since the end of September.
The central midfielder has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid with his compatriot Zinedine Zidane said to be a big admirer of his ability.
The French international’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June 2021 and with less than two years remaining, it is now entering a critical stage.
Pogba could leave for free that summer or his transfer valuation could be significantly reduced next summer if a new agreement has still not been reached.
It could be that United decide to cash in on their star midfielder – and would reportedly be willing to sell for €150m – in order to generate reinvestment in other areas of their squad.