Paul Pogba publicly announced his intentions to leave Manchester United – and, unsurprisingly, his comments haven’t gone down well at Old Trafford.
The France international has been linked with Real Madrid and Juventus in recent months after a hit-and-miss season in the Premier League.
Manchester United are determined to keep hold of Pogba and have slapped a £150million price tag on his head in the hope that it will deter Los Blancos.
But Pogba threw a spanner in the works while in Japan on Sunday when he confirmed to reporters he wants to leave Man United for a new challenge.
“Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well,” said Pogba.
“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.
“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Pogba has previously flirted with Real Madrid in a press conferences, once admitting it would be a dream to play under Zinedine Zidane.
But it seems the Frenchman has crossed the line on this occasion, and according to the Daily Mail, United club chiefs are far from impressed.
A source told the paper: “It is safe to say that they are distinctly unimpressed with it, but as far as they’re concerned Pogba will be at the club next season.”
Real Madrid have already splashed some serious cash this summer, landing Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy to name but a few.
They are some way off Manchester United’s £150m asking price for Pogba, and the Red Devils are not willing to budge on the deal.
Real Madrid will therefore have to stump up the extra cash to get the transfer over the line, but whether they will remains to be seen.