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Barcelona to sign Premier League superstar for free, Arsenal set to sign £59 million Real Madrid superstar and more: Transfer Roundup 25 January 2019

Shambhu Ajith
25 Jan 2019, 19:38 IST

Messi and Suarez will love to have him by their side
Messi and Suarez will love to have him by their side

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. We are into the last week of the winter transfer window and the rumour mill has rarely seen busier days.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 25 January 2019.

Florentin Pogba says Paul Pogba will only leave Manchester United for Barcelona or Real Madrid

Paul Pogba at the United for Unicef Gala Dinner
Paul Pogba at the United for Unicef Gala Dinner

Pogba's brother Florentin believes that there are only 3 sides that can improve his brother and they are Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, he has also said the chances of the Manchester United talisman joining cross-city rivals Manchester City in an interview with AS.

Florentin Pogba admitted that sacking Jose Mourinho has gone a long way towards Pogba deciding to stay put at Manchester United. He said,

“Mourinho leaving was the key,”
“He wasn't happy, and it was clear to see. Now, under Solskjaer, everything is much better. My brother knows him from his time in the Manchester United youth set-up.”

Paul Pogba has been on fire since the 'Special One's departure and has raked in a whopping 5 goals and 4 assists in the subsequent 6 outings. Florentin Pogba, however, did not rule out the possibility of a future transfer.

“We like tiki-taka. Whenever I can, I watch their [Barcelona] games or go to the Camp Nou.
“When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to improve: [Manchester] City, Real Madrid or Barca. He's not going to go to City, so he'll come to Spain: to Barca or Madrid.”

Pogba has been heavily linked with Barcelona since last summer and the speculation intensified following his public fallout with Jose Mourinho. However, he seems to be ready to turn them down for a second time.

“When he was at Juventus, he could have gone to Barcelona, but he was determined to return to Manchester United, where it hadn't worked out for him the first time around,” 
“There was also movement [over a transfer to Madrid] when [Zinedine] Zidane was in charge, but he had his heart set on going back to England.”
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