Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba, Renato Sanches, Juan Mata latest

Catch up with Thursday's Old Trafford transfer talk

Mark Critchley@mjcritchley
Thursday 14 July 2016 08:33
Pogba is United's primary transfer target this summer
Pogba is United's primary transfer target this summer

The speculation surrounding Paul Pogba’s future has taken a new, ridiculous turn.

The Juventus midfielder, who is Manchester United’s primary transfer target this summer, was spotted eating in a Los Angeles restaurant with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The pair share an agent in Mino Raiola, of course, and Bobby Chinn, the restaurant owner who spotted them together, was keen to stress that Pogba didn’t reveal anything about his future.

Raiola himself was talking about the prospective transfer on Wednesday too and outlined what United will have to do to sign Pogba.

"Juve do not want to sell him and there is a chance for us to talk about a new contract. He feels no need to leave," he said. "But if you come with a project that will make Paul want to leave, we'll talk with the club."

Staying with midfield matters, you thought United’s pursuit of Renato Sanches was over, didn’t you? Well, according to the Daily Record, it may only have just begun.

The paper’s detailed four-part series on United’s new era under Jose Mourinho contains a tantalising tit-bit regarding the Bayern Munich midfielder.

Despite missing out on him to the Bundesliga club just two months ago, United have already made inquiries regarding Sanches’ release clause.

And finally, Juan Mata has moved to ‘used emojis to respond to rumours that his time at Old Trafford will come to an end’, report BBC Sport.

It’s more original than badge-kissing, we suppose.

Mata, who's a cheery type of chap even on his worst days, has been linked with a move away from the club ever since Mourinho's appointment.

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