Manchester United have rejected a players-plus-cash offer from Barcelona for World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba, according to a report.
Now, according to Di Marzio, they have even submitted an opening offer of €50m (£45m), plus TWO players – Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina.
Sky Sport Italia claims that United have rebuffed Barca’s latest approach, however, as they do not want to sell the 25-year-old.
Pogba was brought back to Old Trafford in a record-breaking deal two years ago, but has since endured mixed fortunes under manager Jose Mourinho.
Following a positive showing for France at the World Cup, though, Mourinho now intends to keep the ex-Juventus star at the club and get the best out of him.
Juve, who have already added Cristiano Ronaldo to their ranks this summer, have also showed a rumoured interest in Pogba.
With just three days left in the transfer window, Jose Mourinho’s men are even less enthused by the idea of losing a key figure, given the limited timespan they would then have in which to recruit a replacement.
Pogba returned to United training on Monday ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.