- Barcelona believe they can still sign Manchester United's Paul Pogba
- The Premier League transfer window was shut on Thursday, August 9
- The 25-year old has told his team-mates he wants to leave Old Trafford
Barcelona are confident they can reach a deal for Paul Pogba before the European transfer window closes on August 31.
The Manchester United midfielder's future at Old Trafford has been uncertain after he told his team-mates he wants to leave amid strong interest from Barcelona.
According to Sportsmail, the Frenchman is also understood to have sent a text message to United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, informing of his desire to go, although the club flatly deny this.
And according Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, agent Mino Raiola will continue to work behind the scenes to seal a deal for the 25-year-old with Barcelona.
The Catalan giants believe Pogba still wants a move out of Manchester due to his fractured relationship with Jose Mourinho.
However, United have clearly stated that the France international is not for sale for any given price.
Meanwhile, United's Portuguese manager Mourinho has also praised Pogba's 'desire to work' and believes he is happy at the club, but claimed he could make an appearance against Leicester in the opening Premier League game
"My perception, he arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work," Mourinho told a press conference.
"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. He's one of the players that I have to speak to, to see how physically and mentally he feels.
"But it's the same conversation as with [Ashley] Young, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Jesse] Lingard, it's the same.
"If they feel they can help us [against Leicester] – 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour. We don't have many solutions and want to go with everything we have.
"I see [Pogba] very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand. We have to try and get the best out of every player."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho has warned Manchester United he has them in his sights again.
The former Manchester City forward also reckons everyone at his old club will support in Friday night's Premier League opener at Old Trafford.