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Paul Pogba will not join Manchester City this summer

Reports emerged last week suggesting that Manchester City could snap up Paul Pogba as a free agent at the end of the season when his Manchester United contract runs out. However, David Ornstein of The Athletic has since confirmed that the transfer will not happen.


Ornstein has revealed that Pogba, who was sounded out by City officials as a potential Fernandinho replacement after the captain confirmed his exit last month, is thought to have given City's proposal serious consideration despite his affiliations with Manchester United – but has opted against the idea in the end.

According to Ornstein, the 29-year-old midfielder instead favours the whole package on offer from another European club, with the France international's representatives informing the current Premier League leaders that Pogba's career will continue elsewhere.

Even though a final decision is yet to be made, his former club Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Champions League finalists Real Madrid are thought to be his most likely destinations.

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Despite the club not getting Pogba, the suggestions are that Pep Guardiola's side will sign a new midfielder this window to replace the outgoing Fernandinho. Names such as Frenkie De Jong and Matheus Nunes have reportedly been discussed within the club.

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Written by: @TomCayless_

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