"Talking about a transfer, I'm under contract", he told Telefoot.
Pep Guardiola and City have always been linked with a move for the Portuguese star but the Sun On Sunday are now reporting that their Old Trafford neighbours are also considering making a move for the highly rated midfielder.
Now, however, things have looked to unravel a bit as results haven't provided an antidote to what is comfortably the least entertaining football in the Premier League's top six.
The recent toning down of Mourinho's language towards Pogba is perhaps a sign of his realisation that there can only be one victor in what has become a two-way battle of egos. Clubs including FC Barcelona were linked and it seemed like he would leave the Manchester-based club this summer.
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Jose Mourinho is not the right manager for Manchester United, according to former Red Devils forward Eric Cantona, who believes the club should have appointed Pep Guardiola instead.
"I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United - they should have Guardiola as coach".
Much of the Pogba rumours are centred on his relationship with Jose Mourinho, which is said to have deteriorated enough over the past year to force the player to seek a move.
"But I have not read that he says he wants to sign for the club".
United are 10th in the Premier League table with two wins and two losses from their four games, and face Watford on September 15 after the global break.