The influential Mino Raiola is expected to tell United he can broker a £100MILLION deal for Pogba with Barcelona.
But Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with United’s £89m signing.
The future of France star Pogba, 25, is in doubt as his relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho has clearly deteriorated.
Ernesto Valverde has praised Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba amid rumours Barcelona are hoping to sign the Frenchman before the transfer window closes. Pogba is currently still on holiday after his World Cup exploits having resisted manager Jose Mourinho’s plea to return early, unlike Romelu Lukaku, Phil Jones and Marcus Rashford. Reports emerged recently claiming Pogba had used his time off to meet with Barca sporting director Eric Abidal in Los Angeles, with the Catalan club seeing the Frenchman as the ideal signing to fill the void left by Andres Iniesta.
Valverde did little to play down the speculation at a press conference ahead of Barca’s pre-season friendly clash with AC Milan in Santa Clara, praising Pogba’s ability. The Spanish coach said: ‘Pogba is a great player, who is on another team and we are always very respectful of the players on other teams. We respect the player and the teams they are on.’