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United Reject ‘Derisory’ £27.5m Plus Player Bid For Playmaker

Manchester United have turned down an offer from Real Madrid for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Times. The La Liga club reportedly offered just £27.5m plus James Rodriguez for the France international; a figure that has been described as “derisory” by the English newspaper.

The Red Devils are said to be holding out for £150m for the World Cup winner, but as things stand, Real have not managed to match the player’s asking price.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Pogba looks almost certain to stay at the club this summer despite both the player and his agent Mino Raiola having suggested he would be open to leaving the club.

The 26-year-old missed the 2-2 draw against AC Milan on Saturday, with reports having claimed that the Frenchman had pulled out of the game in order to force through a move. However, Solskjaer says Pogba had a back strain and should be available to face Chelsea this weekend:

“I’ve no doubts at all. I wasn’t expecting him (on the plane). I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right. Paul will probably be back early next week training. It’s not an injury, he just felt some pain. We didn’t want to risk anything this weekend and he should be OK for Chelsea. I hope so.”