It’s been one of the most-drawn out transfer sagas in recent seasons, and the future of Paul Pogba still remains unclear.
The Manchester United midfielder wasn’t in the squad for the club’s latest match with Arsenal, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way out this month.
The France international has been in the headlines for some time now, with fans uncertain as to whether or not he will be a Man Utd player for much longer.
His manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seemingly keen to keep the player at the club, but Pogba himself seems unsure. His agent Mino Raiola has encouraged his client to leave on numerous occasions, but Pogba remains an important player for United when he’s on the pitch.
But January brings with it a perhaps unwanted transfer window for Solskjaer, who fears he could lose one of his stars. The club already find themselves light in midfield after the injury to Scott McTominay, while fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic looks certain to be shown the exit door in the coming weeks.
So, where does that leave Pogba? Will he stay or will he go in the January transfer window?
He’s been linked with a number of top sides across Europe, with his former club Juventus one of the more likely destinations should he leave Manchester.
It’s currently 7/1 for the midfielder to move back to Italy with the Serie A champions this month.
The Spanish giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona have also shown an interest, with the former heavily linked with a move for the Frenchman last summer. That transfer never materialised, but it’s 6/1 for it to happen this time around.
And it’s currently 25/1 for Pogba to be a Barcelona player this time next month.
French outfit PSG will also be on the lookout if the player does attempt to force a move out of Old Trafford. The Ligue 1 champions certainly have the money for a player like Pogba, and they may persuade him to come to Paris to join some of his national team-mates.
It’s currently 20/1 for Pogba to become a PSG player anytime this month.
Pogba is also available at 1/10 to stay with his current side for the remainder of the season at least.
Solskjaer’s men have certainly upped their game in recent weeks. But one distraction that they certainly don’t need is the focus surrounding Pogba, with the club possibly finding things better off without him as the season continues.