However, if no replacement can be found before the transfer window for Premier League clubs shuts on 9th August, then the Red Devils would be unlikely to weaken themselves by agreeing to a sale.
The likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng have all been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days but there's no guarantee United will sign any of them before the window closes on Thursday night.
But this isn't the first time the 25-year-old's future at Old Trafford has been in doubt.
"Pogba is a great player, who is on another team and we are always very respectful of the players on other teams", he declared. With that out of the way he's coming good though we all know he can do even better.
'I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give the best. Why?
'For one month the players are in a closed camp, ' Mourinho explained.
The Independent have also reported further on the topic, claiming that Manchester United are set to take a "firm stance" over the Paul Pogba debacle, despite Raiola's attempts to force a move through.
And super-agent Mina Raiola has placed an offer on Barcelona's table which the Catalonian club are prepared to settle with.
Pogba, who did not accompany United on the US tour, will meet Mourinho this week after returning to United's Carrington training centre Monday after a three-week break following France's World Cup triumph.
Mourinho dropped Pogba from his starting XI midway through last season amid concerns over his tactical discipline, while the Frenchman argued with his manager over tactics.