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Paul Pogba Included in Manchester United Squad for Pre-season Tour Amid Transfer Talk

Paul Pogba & # 39; s future in Manchester United has been in the air and the Frenchman was quoted to step out of Old Trafford during this summer period.

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updated:July 7, 2019, 4:47 PM IST

Paul Pogba Included in Manchester United Squad for Pre-season Tour Amid Transfer Talk
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Manchester: Paul Pogba has been included in the Manchester United squad for their pre-season tour, despite the clear desire of the French star to leave the Premier League club.

It was claimed that Pogba would refuse to make the journey amid reports that the midfielder would like to force a move from Old Trafford.

Real Madrid and Pogba & former club Juventus would both be interested in signing him and in June he said: "Now it could be a good time to find a new challenge".

Pogba had missed United's training sessions this week with permission from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But he was back on the training field on Sunday and a message on the United website confirmed that he will travel to Australia with the rest of the Solskjaer team.

Pogba has been struggling since returning to Juventus Old Trafford in a club-record deal in 2016.

He was included in the PFA team of the year last season, but his often lethargic performance divided the opinions among the supporters, allegedly having a big fight with former United boss Jose Mourinho.

Speaking to the Times last week, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola said he had informed the club that he was looking to turn the player on and offered no guarantees that the 26-year-old would travel for the tour.

"Everyone knows Paul's willingness to go further, we are working on that, everyone knows what Paul's feelings are," Raiola said.

Romelu Lukaku, another player from the United States who is connected with a summer departure to Inter Milan, is part of the 28-person company, just like the new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Solskjaer's side will face Perth Glory and Leeds in Australia before moving on to pre-season games in Singapore and China.

Alexis Sanchez, who missed the third play-off defeat of Copa America in Argentina on Saturday, is missing but would not be included at this stage due to his international efforts.

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