Barcelona offering £88m to Man United for 24-year-old star

BARCELONA will only sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba if they can snare him for around £88m.

That’s according to Spanish news outlet OK Diario who say the Catalans want a bargain deal for the France international.

Pogba looked like he’d be the creative spark for United this term.

But in recent weeks the 24-year-old midfielder has encountered injury problems, slumps in performance and an increasingly fractured relationship with Jose Mourinho.

Pogba started United’s Champions League clash with Sevilla on the bench last week – although did start against Chelsea on Sunday.

With his woes at Old Trafford intensifying, Pogba’s representative – Mino Raiola – is said to be offering him around.

However, Barca have made it clear the they won’t pay over the odds for the wantaway ace.

Former West Ham defender Tony Gale says Mourinho has told his star man that he needs to pull his weight.

“He’s such a good player, he should be able to play in a deep-lying role, as an eight, on the right, or whatever, or he should be able to play in front of the two,” he told Sky Sports.

“So wherever he wants to play him, he should be able to say ‘yeah, I can play there’.

“But you have to get this sorted out in your mind, you have to be disciplined and you’re playing for the team.

“I think that’s his problem, that he hasn’t been playing for the team and I think that’s what Mourinho’s trying to tell him.

“I think there will only be one winner, it will be Mourinho.

“I think Pogba will take stead of it and he will come back and he will be okay.

“But he needs a lesson at the moment, a lesson in how to play for Manchester United.”