Manchester United are unwilling to allow Paul Pogba to leave the club amid claims that his agent has been lining up a move to Barcelona or Juventus.
Reports emerged in recent days that super-agent Mino Raiola has been attempting to secure Pogba a move away from Old Trafford two years on from his return to the club for a then-world record transfer fee of £89.5 million ($116m) from Juve.
A meeting between Pogba and his former France team-mate Eric Abidal in Los Angeles was construed by some as a potential approach by Abidal, now technical secretary at Barcelona, while there have also been suggestions that Juventus were willing to offer midfielder Miralem Pjanic in part-exchange for the 25-year-old.
Meanwhile, reports have stated that Barcelona have offered €50m + Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes for Paul Pogba but United have rejected the offer immediately.
While Pogba would technically have until the European transfer deadline day on August 31 to secure a transfer to any continental club, United would only have until 5pm BST on Thursday to sign a replacement.
United also have no interest in agreeing a part-exchange deal, with Juventus themselves believed to be keen to hold on to Pjanic despite reports to the contrary.