One major reason is preventing Premier League giant Manchester United from sanctioning the offload of France international forward Paul Pogba, as per latest reports.
The midfielder has been repeatedly connected with FC Barcelona since the FIFA World Cup and his apparent troubled relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has only increased the speculation.
The World Cup winner did little to lessen speculation he could leave the Camp Nou when asked about their interest – and Paul Pogba again refused to kill suggestions he wants to depart Manchester United in a recent interview which was shown on French TV.
Serie A champions Juventus and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been connected with a potential transfer for the FIFA World Cup winner, but Manchester United will not offload any for one top stars.
As per the Daily Mail, Manchester United have explored possible ways to replace Pogba in the event the midfield maestro should be offloaded, but have so far returned with nothing.
Also, the Mail claims that the Manchester United board ‘consider the players commercial value to be too good for them to sanction an offload’, with Paul Pogba’s brand one of world football’s biggest brand.
The report suggest that the shortage of realistic transfer targets and the unavoidable £100million-plus cost of assembling another Galactico-style transfer means there is a continued reluctance from within the club to sanction Pogba’s exit.
A winter exit for Paul Pogba seems very unlikely at this point notwithstanding the unpleasant relationship between the Frenchman and former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.