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Man Utd ‘refuse to discuss Paul Pogba’s future with agent Raiola’ while thrashing out transfer deal for Erling Haaland

MANCHESTER UNITED will refuse to discuss Paul Pogba's future with agent Mino Raiola while thrashing out a deal for £76million-rated Erling Haaland.

Both players are clients of super-agent Raiola, with United fearful he will demand assurances over Pogba's future as part of the negotiations with Haaland.

United are adamant no such behaviour will be allowed, according to reports.

Raiola and Man Utd have endured a somewhat rocky relationship down the years, not least regarding Pogba.

Romelu Lukaku is one former Red Devils star who has been on the books of Raiola over the years.

United are increasingly confident in landing sought-after star Haaland this January - but are wary of other clubs' interest.

Haaland's dad, ex-Manchester City star Alf-Inge, recently played down talk of his son's trip to the airport having anything to do with transfer talk.

Should the Red Bull Salzburg star join United, it's believed Raiola will pocket a £12m bonus - on top of the £20m he raked in for Pogba in 2016.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed he has no intention of allowing Pogba to leave this January, despite the France star having not played since September.

The World Cup winner, 26, has missed nearly three months through injury and more recently illness.

His prolonged absence has sparked fears Pogba could quit the club, but Solskjaer snubbed those rumours.

Solskjaer said: “He’s not getting sold in January. He’s a fantastic player, charismatic personality, and for us we’re happy that he’s here.

“Paul has been fantastic when he’s played for us. We know we’ve got one of the best players in the world when he’s playing well and he gets fit.

“He needs time to get fit of course, but he’ll make a difference for us.”

Meanwhile, Pogba's agent Raiola himself added: "Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win prizes and he would love to do that with Manchester United.

“OK, there was big interest from Real Madrid and Manchester didn’t let him go.

“We didn’t make a fuss about it and he didn’t make a fuss about it because I work in accordance with the player.”

Man Utd face huge £12million fee to agent Mino Raiola to secure Erling Haaland transfer

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