MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba is not for sale according to the midfielder’s agent.
The £89m signing has struggled to replicate the form he showed for France at the World Cup this past summer.
Boss Jose Mourinho has grown frustrated with Pogba’s insistence on speaking to the media at every opportunity.
And after a series of rows between the pair, the Portuguese stripped him of his role as United’s vice-captain last month.
Barcelona have been tracking Pogba with designs on bringing him to the Nou Camp in January.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is a huge fan of the 25-year-old and hoped to capitalise on the lack of stability at Old Trafford.
But Mino Raiola appears to have extinguished any hope the Catalan giants had of landing the former Juventus ace for now.
“I prefer not to talk about him,” Raiola told Rai Sport.
“He’s going through a delicate moment, but he’s not on the market.”
The Mirror stated last night that Mourinho is set to be sacked regardless of United’s result against Newcastle later today.
Previous sackings of Louis van Gaal and David Moyes were both reported before the club’s announcements.
Former United captain Gary Neville launched a fierce attack on the club’s board following the speculation.
“There is something rotten to the core of the decisions that have been made over the last four or five years,” said Neville.
“If I’m the person who employs the person underneath me and he fails, eventually I’ve got to take the responsibility.
“Eventually I’ve got to stand up and say: ‘Look, I’m not good enough to do this.'”
Neville thinks the Old Trafford faithful will give Mourinho their full backing against the Magpies.
“Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support of his life tomorrow and I’ll be there to give it to him,” he added. “It’s an absolute disgrace.
“Where are the values at Manchester United? This has been going on for five or six years.”