Paul Pogba last featured for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw against Atalanta at the start of last month.

The Red Devils star has been sidelined since then with an injury he picked up while training with France in November. He is likely to return to action next year, when he will have less than six months left on his contract at Old Trafford.

A failure from the Red Devils to tie down the 28-year-old will see the World Cup winner leave the Manchester club leave as a free agent next summer, for the second time. As things stand, it’s not clear where the former Juventus midfielder will be playing next season.

However, what is certain is that the France international will not be moving to Germany. This is now confirmed by his representative, Mino Raiola. The super-agent made these claims during an interview with Sport1, when asked if Pogba can make a switch to the Bundesliga.

“That is not possible because the German mentality is different. They cannot and do not want to pay these high salaries,” Raiola said.

“The only German club that could do that is Bayern Munich. But even they can’t get to Paul’s salary. Germans are at the bottom of the international salary pyramid.

“I don’t think so [asked is it’s a shame clubs in Germany cannot pay high wages]. As a result, German football is very healthy. You are doing well. The 50 + 1 rule is sacred to Germans. You don’t take any chances and I think that’s a good thing.”

Raiola’s comments have ruled out Bayern Munich’s chances of signing Pogba next summer.