Manchester United Take Decision On A Pogba-Neymar Swap Deal

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar on the phone as he celebrates winning Ligue 1.

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Manchester United have turned down the chance to sign Neymar in exchange for Paul Pogba.

After having admitted that he wants to face a new challenge elsewhere, speculation linking Pogba with a summer departure from Old Trafford has been rife.

The Frenchman has since been heavily linked with both Juventus and Real Madrid. But now, new European giants appears to have entered the fray, in the form of Paris Saint-Germain.

According to The Independent, PSG approached the Red Devils for the services of Paul Pogba, proposing a direct swap deal involving the star midfielder and their own wantaway forward, Neymar.


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Neymar is also said to be eyeing an exit from the French capital, with a sensational return to Barcelona his most preferred move.

In fact, as per Spanish outlet Sport, the player is even ready to issue a public apology in order to mend broken bridges and make his way back to the Camp Nou.

However, in their bid to win the race for Pogba and get rid of Neymar in a single stroke, PSG offered the Brazilian’s services to Manchester United instead, only for the English outfit to turn the offer down.


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The Mancunians seem to have no interest in signing the 27-year-old, as they believe he would cost too much.

United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has concerns over Neymar’s £900,000-a-week wages, which are double the amount the Reds are currently paying their highest earner, Alexis Sanchez.

Therefore, in order to prevent further damage to their wage structure as well as hold onto Pogba for as long as possible, Manchester United remain intent on not accepting this mega offer.