Mino Raiola popped up again last week to remind everyone that Paul Pogba’s contract expires at the end of the season and there’s no decision yet been made over where the midfielder will play after that.

Manchester United must have had renewed confidence in recent weeks that a renewal can be found. There’s been some optimism around the club following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, added to the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, and a belief that good times may not be too far away.

Should that be the case and this turn into a successful season, then there’s not a great deal of reason for Pogba to leave.

That, of course, still needs to happen, and rumours about the midfielder won’t be going away.

Sunday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo suggested a surprise swoop from Barcelona. Given Pogba’s contract situation, the transfer ‘could be a reality’ as it would avoid them paying a transfer fee for a new midfielder.

In addition to that, it’s stated the Manchester United player also fits the profile Joan Laporta is looking for, and it would appear it’ll be the president choosing players from now on, rather than whoever is manager at the time.

Everything is in the initial stages for now, however, Raiola, who continues to drop Juventus hints, will surely welcome the prospect of other big clubs getting involved in the situation.