Manchester United are optimistic that Paul Pogba will stay put beyond the next transfer window amid doubts that other clubs can foot the bill for the star midfielder, according to a report from ESPN UK's Rob Dawson.

The Frenchman's agent, Mino Raiola, has claimed that he "wants to take a great player to Real Madrid," and Juventus have also been linked with a return for Pogba.

Despite widespread reports that Pogba wants out, several circumstances could prevent a move.