World Cup winner Paul Pogba will not be allowed to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window despite speculation over his future.
The midfielder has not played for the Red Devils since September due to an ankle injury, with the midfielder last featuring in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
Despite his injury struggles this term, Pogba has continued to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with numerous top European sides showing a strong interest. The midfielder has 18 months left to run on his current deal.
According to Daily Mail, United will also not allow the France international to leave Old Trafford in January and will not entertain any bid from clubs for the record signing. The report added that Pogba has made it clear to United chiefs that he doesn’t plan to extend his contract with the club.
It added that Manchester United’s desire to sign two new central midfielders will not affect their position with regards to Pogba’s future.
The midfielder was supposed to return from an ankle injury, he was, however, given permission to attend his older brother Florentin’s wedding on Friday, before the club team doctor said he fell ill on Saturday.
Pogba was expected to face Colchester in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night, but couldn’t play and would also not feature against Watford on Saturday.
Reacting to why Pogba couldn’t play on Wednesday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Of all things, he’s been struck down ill now.
“He’s been off for two or three days – three days probably – so that’s not beneficial. That’s probably set him back quite a bit.
“As I’ve said so many times, Paul’s a top player that we want to see him playing his best football at Man United. We just need to get him fit and match fit.
“It might be half an hour, 45, 60, 90 minutes in the first game, who knows? We’re working hard to get him back but now he’s ill.”