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Manchester United star Pogba has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus all linked with a move.
The France international has endured a rocky relationship with Mourinho over the last few months.
The duo clashed in February when the Manchester United star questioned Mourinho’s tactics during a frustrating 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.
And, since then, the World Cup winner has been regularly linked with a move away form the club.
United have endured a mixed start to the new season, leading to talk Mourinho may leave his post as manager.
Zidane has emerged as the favourite to take over, with the Frenchman out of work since leaving Real Madrid.
And Caughtoffside claim Pogba has told the United board he may reject Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus if his compatriot takes over.
Pogba grew up idolising Zidane and would relish the chance to play under a man who steered Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League crowns.
Should he take over, that may be enough for him to stay.
But, so far, Express Sport understands United have no immediate plans to replace Mourinho with Zidane.
Speaking yesterday, Mourinho played down talk of Pogba leaving the club.
“In this moment I’m completely in the dark,” he said.
“The only thing that is clear for me is that the player never, never in all these days we are together, told me he wants to leave.
“Paul came back after the World Cup in the week before the start of the Premier League so we have been together for about two months or so and he has never told me that he wants to leave.
“So I can only comment on what is real for me, not in what I read, not in what I listen to. I have no direct relation with the people that write or the people I listen to.
“I have a direct relation with the players and he never told me he wants to leave. If he doesn’t tell me he wants to leave it’s because he wants to stay – that’s my conclusion.”