• Paul Pogba reported for training camp despite transfer rumors
  • Manchester United boss feels "positive" that Pogba will stay
  • PSG is in pursuit of Pogba but may delay due to Lionel Messi talks

The future of Paul Pogba remains unclear as the French national team player made his way back to Old Trafford after an extended break owing to the 2020 European Championships.

Manchester United has remained in contact with Pogba throughout the summer transfer window as the Red Devils try to persuade him to remain with the club as his contract is set to expire next year.

Pogba first joined the club when he was 18 but was only limited to seven total appearances across three different competitions, leading to his departure from the club when his contract expired and decided to join Juventus where his career would take off.

He then returned to Manchester United during the 2016-17 season after a then-record transfer fee of €105 million ($124.3 million), where he struggled to replicate the success that he had with Juventus.

After completing the signings of long-time transfer target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, the English Premier League runner-ups have now placed their attention firmly on Pogba.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed that he has had “positive” discussions with Pogba and the hope remains that he stays.

“I hope every player thinks this is the place to win trophies,” said Solksjaer. “When you sign with Manchester United, you have to rise to the challenge.”

“Paul [Pogba] has come back and he’s fresh and he’s always such a positive boy. The talks I’ve had with him have all been positive.”

The 28-year-old has been linked to a move to Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but with recent developments in Spain pertaining to Lionel Messi and his decision to leave Barcelona, PSG is expected to focus on his transfer first.

Pogba staying at Manchester United for one more season may be the best bet right now as they have the best shot at winning the Premier League title after many years of failing to reach the mountaintop.

Manchester City is still reeling from the loss of Sergio Aguero, but the Citizens have since regained their composure going into the new season as they have completed a massive transfer for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish just recently.