The Juventus midfielder decided to stay in Italy last summer to wait for a move to Camp Nou but the European champions have decided to pursue other targets
Barcelona have decided not to try to sign Paul Pogba despite the midfielder’s decision to stay at Juventus last summer to wait for a move to Camp Nou, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalans had a bid for the France international rejected last summer and were expected to come calling for him again at the end of the current campaign.
However, they have set aside €65 million (£50m) for investment in their squad for next season and that will not be enough to land Pogba, who is an €80m (£62m) target of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Furthermore, Barca believe they are in more urgent need of reinforcements in defence and attack and are happy with their strength in depth in midfield.
Zinedine Zidane will reportedly urge the Real Madrid hierarchy to splash out on his compatriot Pogba as a more realistic marquee signing than Neymar.