Real Madrid have reportedly turned their attention away from Paul Pogba meaning Manchester United will have to continue dealing with Mino Raiola despite their recent public falling-out.
Pogba is expected to push for a move away from Old Trafford after barely featuring for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this term.
The France international has only made eight appearances and none have come since the start of the year.
Injuries have plagued the 26-year-old in what could be his final year as a United player.
Last summer the midfielder attempted to force through a move to join Zinedine Zidane’s Real.
And after a major fallout between his agent Raiola and club the transfer was expected to be completed this summer.
However, Spanish newspaper Marca claim Los Blancos are no longer interested in signing the World Cup winner.
Instead they would rather splash the cash of Borussia Dortmund’s in-form forward Erling Braut Haaland.
United attempted to sign Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg last month but the 19-year-old opted for the Bundesliga outfit.
And they could make a substantial profit just six months later if Real open their chequebook to provide competition for Karim Benzema.
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It means United will have to deal with Raiola for years to come if no other offers arrive for Pogba.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rattled Raiola when he said: “I haven’t sat down and told Paul to tell Mino what he should say. Paul is our player and not Mino’s.”
And the super-agent hit back by slamming the Norwegian.
“I thought what Ole said was out of line,” Raiola said.
“He took parts of sentences of an interview of mine, and acted offended that I was offering Pogba to other clubs without permission. I don’t think it was inflammatory.
“I’ve never spoken about Ole in the papers or the press, he only speaks about me, whether it’s about [Erling Braut] Haaland or Pogba, he talks about me, I don’t talk about him.
“I’m not publicly trying to embarrass the club, I don’t see where I’ve offended the club.”
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