Paul Pogba’s relationship with Ole Gunner Solskjaer is “worn out” and the Manchester United star “wants a transfer”, according to sensational reports.
French newspaper Le Parisien believe a move could well be on the cards for the French World Cup winner.
The stunning allegations will come as a major shock to Manchester United fans who have seen Pogba’s best run of form and performances at the club since the Norwegian took over in December.
Pogba, 26, has nine goals and seven assists in 19 appearances under Solskjaer.
But he is without a goal since the FA Cup victory over Chelsea on February 18 and his last assist came nine days later at Crystal Palace.
A move to Real Madrid has been a major talking point in recent weeks.
During international duty, Pogba admitted it would be a “dream” to play for the Bernabeu club.
He said: “Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said it is a dream club for every player.”
And with the Red Devils’ chances of finishing in the top four and therefore qualifying for the Champions League next season taking another hit last week at Wolves, the prospect of a move to Real Madrid may be even more appealing.
However, in the same press conference last month, Pogba told the media he wanted Solskjaer to be appointed as permanent boss at Old Trafford due to his rapport with players.
He added: “Of course we want him to stay.
“The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players.
“When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club.
“He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players. This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results we had before.”
And just yesterday, Solskjaer reinterated that Pogba is happy in his press conference previewing the Barcelona match.
He said: “Paul Pogba is looking forward to tomorrow [tonight’s clash].
“At Paul’s best he can run a game like this. I cannot see him not playing for Manchester United next season.
“He is a Man United player, one of our big performers on the big stage.”
Solskjaer also touched on Pogba’s contract talks “just going on” – it comes just days after we revealed United are ready to begin contract negotiations with Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola.