Manchester United have turned down a sensational offer from Barcelona to sign their star midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba, who recently won the World Cup with France, has been rumoured by much of the press to have fallen out with United manager Jose Mourinho.

And Gianluca Di Marzio – the Italian journalist who had the inside track on Pogba’s move to Old Trafford two years ago – says that Barcelona have tested United’s resolve to keep hold of the midfielder with a £42m offer plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

United dismissed the offer out of hand; though if Barca’s interest is genuine, they will surely return with another offer.

From DiMarzio:

Barcelona have made an offer to secure a new midfield target: Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner is the objective for the blaugrana, but Manchester United are opposed to selling. Pogba is an important piece in Mourinho’s plans, and the club greatly value his marketing potential, so the Red Devils have refused the ask. Since the Premier League transfer window ends on August 9, United would not have sufficient time to find a replacement player. The offer that Barcelona submitted for Paul Pogba was €50 million plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. That offer was refused by Manchester United.