Subsequently, Barcelona were reported to be interested in the player and a bid worth £45 million + Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina was placed.
The French star player has been having a hard relationship with Jose Mourinho and it is believed that Raiola is ready to use that as a reason for Pogba wanting to move out of Old Trafford.
Chelsea star Willian has admitted that he would jump at the chance to work with Jose Mourinho again, while affirming that it will not be happening in the current transfer window. Jose Mourinho is happy to sell Pogba, after the 25-year-old fell out with him over the course of last season.
The World Cup victor, 25, contacted Red Devils supremo Ed Woodward this week to say he fancies an Old Trafford exit during this window.
It also claims that Pogba is a "favorite" of United chairman Ed Woodward, who is often credited with much of the say in transfer negotiations for the club.
The Sun says Manchester United have also promised Mina the chance to be a regular in Mourinho's starting eleven but they want a quick decision from the player as they'll need to move on other targets if a deal can't be agreed.
According to the Mirror, Manchester United are the latest team to enter the race for Dembele - alongside the Gunners.
Will he be able to convince Ed Woodward to let him leave?
But United could rekindle their hopes of signing £65m World Cup star Harry Maguire, with Leicester closing in on two centre-backs late in the window to safeguard themselves against losing the England worldwide.
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Pogba was inconsistent last season and was even dropped at one stage by Mourinho.
Pogba shone for France at the World Cup away from Mourinho's influence, but was then angered to hear his manager criticising him from afar.