Some Paris Saint-Germain supporters have left banners outside the club’s stadium and training ground urging Paul Pogba against joining them this summer.
The Manchester United central midfielder has been long linked with a move away from Old Trafford, and he recently rejected a new £50m contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season.
Pogba’s unwillingness to sign a new deal has forced United to look at selling their club record £89m signing – or risk losing him for nothing next summer.
PSG are believed to be willing to pay £45m for the 28-year-old, who impressed for France in this summer’s European Championships.
The banner translates as: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we.”
But it appears a number of PSG fans are against the idea due to the fact that Pogba’s family grew up supporting their bitter rivals Marseille.
Speaking in an interview with Canal+ back in 2018, Pogba said: “I’m sure that I wouldn’t play club football at the Parc des Princes.
“I’m not attracted to that because my father and mother were fans of Marseille so Paris doesn’t really fit into my plans.”
And making reference to this, the banners left by the PSG faithful bore a message which read: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we.”
PSG have already had a busy summer having completed the signings of Gini Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Danilo Pereira and Gianlugi Donnarumma.
They have also extended manager Mauricio Pochettino’s contract until 2023, and certainly look like they mean business going forward.
The addition of Pogba would add further strength in depth, and although it appears a minority of fans do not want him, it would be intriguing to see if PSG would be able to get the best out of him.
Pogba, who left United in 2012 for Juventus, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a club record fee but has failed to live up to expectations.
Another banner was also left at the training ground
He has made 199 appearances in his second spell at United, scoring 38 goals.
Meanwhile, United are struggling to reach a compromise with Real Madrid over a fee for France defender Raphael Varane.
Talks are ongoing between the two clubs, but Real are holding out for £50m, while United are only willing to pay £40m, with Varane out of contract next summer.