'I'd offer Pogba to Man City, not Pep' - Raiola responds to Guardiola claims

Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has denied offering the midfielder to Pep Guardiola in January, but did not deny speaking to Manchester City.

Guardiola caused a stir on Friday when he asserted that he was given the chance to take Pogba to the Etihad Stadium .

The Manchester United star has since responded to the allegations , though his future remains up in the air given his rumoured fall-out with Jose Mourinho.

And though his representative insisted there had been no contact with Guardiola - who last month he labelled a "coward" and "dog" - he insisted that were he open negotiations it would be with the club themselves rather than the coach.

"I never spoke to Pep Guardiola. I would not speak to him about players; I would speak to Manchester City," Raiola explained to the BBC .

"They are a fantastic club with a fantastic manager."

Pogba has struggled for form in 2018, leading to rumours that he might be looking for a way out of Old Trafford just 18 months into his second spell at the club.


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While Guardiola insisted that the France international would be "too expensive" for City, Real Madrid has been touted as a possible destination for him next season.

Pogba, however, declared this week that he has "no problem" with Jose Mourinho , while admitting that sitting on the bench was a new experience for him.

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