PAUL POGBA’S agent Mino Raiola has again hinted the star could leave Manchester United this summer.
The midfielder continues to be linked with an Old Trafford exit with the club struggling to mount a credible challenge for the top four.
United currently sit ninth, six points off fourth-placed Chelsea, and Raiola says a second consecutive season out of the Champions League could force Pogba’s hand.
He told Italian media: “He never lost his smile, but clearly a great player doesn’t go to Manchester United only to not challenge for the Champions League or the Premier League title.
“It would be bull for me not to admit Paul wants to stay at the highest level.
“But Pogba will first and foremost try to give his best and then we’ll see at the end of the season if he ought to remain or not.”
Pogba has played just eight times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season and is struggling through an injury-hit campaign.
He’s played just 71 minutes since September but that hasn’t stopped European giants courting the World Cup winner.
Raiola says he is already in touch with Pogba’s former club Juventus – among other clubs – about the midfielder, with Pogba considering Italy a “second home”.
The agent added: “I talk to Juventus and their vice-chairman Pavel Nedved about many things, including about Pogba and other players, as is only right for a big club.
“You need to get information, see what’s happening, put down a few hypotheses, dream a little.
“Along with Juventus, there are other clubs in for Paul, but right now he is with Manchester United.
“What I can say is that, just like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul considers Italy to be his second home and he wouldn’t mind returning to Juventus, but we’ll talk about it after Euro 2020.
“There’s nothing impossible in the transfer market, that has already been proven by Juve, PSG and Real Madrid. The achievement of impossible things is part of this business.”