Barcelona will allegedly not be in the transfer hunt to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in 2022, as the Catalan heavyweights cannot afford to pay the towering France international’s wages.

The 28-year-old’s deal at Old Trafford is due to expire next summer, and a number of teams, including Barcelona, have been touted with a genuine interest in the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.

A recent report stated that Pogba’s entourage Mino Raiola had contacted the La Liga side’s board to offer them the chance to land his client in 2022.

However, according to a Spanish daily sports newspaper AS, Blaugrana’s financial problems mean that they wouldn’t be able to get close to the wages that he would demand from a potential buyer.

The report goes on to say that Pogba would want at least €17 million (£14 million) a year, while the Italo-Dutch representative’s commission would also make the reported deal impossible for Ronald Koeman’s side.

Paris Saint-Germain, former club Juventus and Real Madrid are all believed to be interested in acquiring the versatile player on a free transfer, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still working to sign Paul to a new contract.