Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has debunk rumors of a possible exit of world cup winner from Old Trafford in the January transfer window and admits the midfielder is unlikely to leave Manchester United in January.
But Raiola has left the door open for a summer move away from Old Trafford.
However, the France international later posted a message on Instagram suggesting he had no intention of going anywhere soon.
Raiola has now hinted the reaction to his initial comments was over the top, but he still believes a summer transfer for the 27-year-old is on the cards.
“When it comes to him in England they are sensitive, perhaps too sensitive,” Raiola was quoted as saying by Tuttosport at the Golden Boy Awards.
“In January, the big players hardly move, then in the summer let’s see what happens.”
Pogba’s future has been an almost constant source of speculation for the last couple of seasons, and reports are currently linking him with a return to Juventus.
Paul Pogba says he “always has and always will fight” for Manchester United, insisting the relationship between him and the club is “all clear”.
Immediately after the draw with Manchester City, Pogba posted a message on social media outlining his commitment to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.
Solskjaer has insisted Pogba still has the desire to play for United, and selected him from the start in the Manchester derby.
In an Instagram post, Pogba said: “I’ve always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my team-mates and the fans.
“The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000 per cent involved! Always strong together. All has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.
“When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t talk.”
Solskjaer stressed Pogba has remained professional during training – unlike some players who have since departed.