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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Paul Pogba amid transfer speculation

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has leaped into the defence of midfielder Paul Pogba amid suggestions that he wants to push through a summer exit from the club. The Frenchman had recently stated that he may consider a fresh challenge away from Old Trafford and since then, there has been several experts criticising his attitude.

Amidst this, Solskjaer has come in the support of the midfielder and he has stated that there has been an agenda against the 26-year-old. He added that the midfielder has not demanded an exit and there have been no offers over the same, he said:"It's an agenda against Paul, he's a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold. Paul's never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can't report anything other than that agents talk all the time. We've not had any bids for any clubs. That's all I can say about this matter. I can't be sitting here talking about Paul and what agents are saying, we've got a few years left of his contract and he's been fantastic."

Pogba had been touted to make the move to Real Madrid this summer but so far, there has been no progress over the deal from the Bernabeu giants. According to reports, United are demanding more than £150m for the former Juventus man and that has proved a potential stumbling block for the 13-time European champions.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have made as many as five signings for the summer and it appears that any more recruits could depend on the sale of unwanted players. Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz, and Isco are among those, who could head through the exit door during the forthcoming weeks and that may enhance the club’s prospects of landing Pogba from the Red Devils.