Reports from Spain this evening have said that Pogba wants to leave the club, and the reliable Sky Italy journalist Gianluca di Marzio quickly followed that up with the news that Barcelona have had a bid rejected.
In an attempt to lure the midfielder to Camp Nou before the close of transfer window, the Catalan giants have also tasked Pogba's agent Mino Raiola to facilitate the deal as fast as possible.
Back in 2016, the 25-year-old completed his move back to Old Trafford for a-then world record fee, but things could have been very different according to one of Barcelona's directors.
There are strong rumours of Pogba's relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho breaking down beyond retrieval at the root of this transfer talk.
Pogba, however, had a struggling season which saw him being left out of the starting line-up with Mourinho substituting the Frenchman on many occasions.
Mourinho has signed Brazil midfielder Fred this summer, though, which should help free up Pogba's role as a more attacking threat.
The Chilean scored just three times in 18 games as United ended the season without a trophy. The Ghanaian has gone AWOL since the club's relegation, and a move may not be likely given the Welsh club are demanding £12m to sell.
Manchester United have offered only €25m to Bayern Munich for Jerome Boateng, placing the Red Devils hugely off the German champions' asking price.
This could open the door for Dembele to leave the club which would bring Arsenal into the mix, especially after FC Barcelona have signed an effective replacement for Dembele in one-time Arsenal target, Malcom.