FC Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United, but there is apparently one crucial reason for the club’s hesitance in making an official bid for him.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Red Devils following his recent dispute with manager Jose Mourinho.
According to Spanish publication El Chiringuito, the Catalan giants would love to have the midfielder on their books, but are reluctant to go after him.
It has been claimed that the Blaugrana feel United will ask for more than €100 million (R1.43 billion) for Pogba, a price tag they deem too high.
The player was once seen telling Lionel Messi at an awards ceremony that he would love to play with him one day, which was fuel for much speculation.
Pogba has endured a tough few weeks at United, where he has found himself on the bench on a couple of occasions.
The French star did, however, play 90 minutes in the Red Devils’ 2-1 Premier League win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, which pleased his manager.
Mourinho has also insisted there is no fallout between himself and the player, whom he praised for displaying great professionalism during this tough spell.
Pogba has played 25 games for United so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10 strikes.