Barcelona’s board are divided when deciding on whether or not to pursue Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, according to ESPN FC.
Pogba along with Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot and Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong have been discussed as potential targets by the board as they look to improve the middle.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu is rumored to be obsessed with becoming the first club to turn over €1 billion a season.
Bartomeu hasn’t ruled out a January move for Pogba, but doesn’t think one is likely.
“Most of the teams don’t want to sell their players,” he said in an interview with The Times on Monday. “They want to grow. The business is no longer to sell players and earn money. In football, you have to win, to generate funds, be successful. Also, I don’t like to speak about other teams’ players.
“I’m not talking about Pogba, I’m talking generally. When you hear from agents that a certain player is on the market — and I’m not saying that about this player, but generally — I will sometimes call the CEO of that club and say, ‘Is it true that you want to sell this player?’ If they say yes, I can pass that message to our technical people. Usually, they say: ‘No way, not for sale’ and that’s the end of the matter.”