- Barcelona are eyeing French star Paul Pogba as their last summer buy
- The 25-year-old is not the best of friends with club boss Jose Mourinho
- The World Cup winner insists he needs more backing to remain at Manchester United
Spanish champions Barcelona are targeting Manchester United star Paul Pogba who reportedly wants more backing at Old Trafford to remain at the English topflight.
According to a UK Express report citing sources at the Telegraph suggests the Spanish side want the Frenchman to be their final buy in the summer transfer window.
At the last count the Nou Camp dwellers have sealed deals for the likes of Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Malcom and Arturo Vidal.
The La Liga kings still want to sign the France international despite uncertainty over the 25-year-old’s Old Devils future.
Pogba, who excelled at the summer World Cup in Russia last summer, is not the best of friends with Jose Mourinho which dates back to last campaign where he was repeatedly benched in favour of Scott McTominay.
That has led to speculations over a move away from the English topflight.
However, the Telegraph report insists the Frenchman is set to stay at Manchester United, but wants more backing.
Interestingly, club boss Mourinho has refused to applaud him after winning the World Cup in Russia, preferring to demand from him not lose focus when it comes to club duties.
Surprisingly, the Red Devils manager softened on Friday while reacting after Pogba’s top performance, the 55-year-old said: “Pogba was a monster.
"We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80.
"It was not a hard decision [to start Pogba], the decision was down to him. With Ander Herrera injured, I had only two options, Scott McTominay or Pogba.
"If I played Scott, I would have two kids and a new player [Fred] in midfield. So I asked Paul and he put himself forward for the team and was very, very good for us."
On the other hand Pogba appeared modest speaking on his future.
However, the former Juventus midfielder hinted at an ongoing impasse with Mourinho by stressing: "If you're not happy, you cannot give your best," Pogba said.
"There are things I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”
Pogba was also asked about the contrast playing for Red Devils and Les Bleus.
"I am the same, but it's a different team, obviously,” he added.
"I still enjoying playing football but like I said, when you are comfortable or confident and are good in the head, it's going to be easier."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the Spanish champions have left the door open on a possible bid for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has been linked with a potential move away from the English topflight and the Spanish champions have emerged as his likely destination.
Pogba captained the Red Devils in their Premier League opener and netted the opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win over Leicester City.
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