Paul Pogba has still not relayed any sort of decision about his future to Manchester United, or any of his suitors, as reported by 90min,
The 28-year-old French international is one of the most high-profile players who will be out of contract at the end of the season, meaning he can leave as a free agent in June if he wants.
The media reported last year that Pogba was not in a hurry to decide his next career step – but it has become increasingly clear that it is a four-way battle to secure his signature.
United remain keen on securing him on a new deal, but it is Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain who are seen as favourites. Former club Juventus maintain an interest too.
Reports this month had claimed that Pogba had already made up his mind to join Real – but sources have told 90min that is not the case. As it stands, no decision on his future has been made.
Real are long-term admirers and 90min understands he was part of a three-pronged French recruitment plan put together by president Florentino Perez, in which he wanted Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga.
Camavinga joined the club ahead of this season summer, and now both Pogba and Mbappe have the potential to follow their international colleague to Madrid on free transfers.
PSG also remain a strong option as they are likely to be able to offer him the biggest salary of anyone – it would also represent a return to his hometown. Juve also cannot be ruled out as Pogba loved life in Turin under Massimiliano Allegri and a return to Italy would be seriously considered.
As it stands – Real, PSG and Juve are now free to make contract offers along with United, so Pogba won’t have to wait until the end of the season to decide his future as 90min understands talks have taken place with all four clubs in the last six weeks.
90min has been told that Pogba has not ruled out staying at Old Trafford and is insistent that the wages on offer will not be the only determining factor.
It is believed that Pogba and his representatives have asked United to keep them informed about their managerial situation, as they are expected to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s full-time successor in the summer.
Pogba himself has been concentrating on getting back to full fitness having been side-lined since early November with a thigh injury. He is now back in training and has been pencilled in for a return to action in the FA Cup fourth round clash with Middlesbrough on 4 February.