Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is said to have turned down the opportunity to join Manchester City this summer.
The World Cup winner’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, and he will almost certainly be leaving as a free agent.
With a calf injury at the end of the season, Pogba is expected to have played his last game for the Red Devils, but his fitness record and uneven level of performance didn’t deter would-be suitors.
Juventus have been linked with an offer for his former star, while Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the France international.
But Man City were said to be considering a surprise move for the 29-year-old last week, as the Premier League winners bid farewell to Fernandinho at the end of the season.
Pogba Pep Guardiola has reportedly chosen him as the perfect player to fill the Brazilian’s gap, but according to Athletic, he has turned down the opportunity to move across town.
Despite his commitment to Manchester United, Pogba has allegedly seriously considered a move to City, with the midfielder weighing all his options ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to the source, the former Juventus player has made a “fun offer” to join them, but he wants a “full package” instead.
Pogba is set to wait until the end of the season to make a final decision on his future, as he prepares to leave Manchester United for the second time after making 226 appearances since his £89m return in 2016.
During that time, the Frenchman scored 39 goals and provided 51 assists for the club, winning the UEFA Cup and the European League under Jose Mourinho in the 2016-2017 season.
Despite his difficulties due to injury, Pogba has only made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal and providing nine assists in playing the Premier League.