Paul Pogba is staying at Manchester United.
But it also means that he is likely to leave them for free for a second time next summer unless they can get him to change his mind about a new deal.
PSG were thought to be interested in signing him, but with the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris, any thoughts of making a deal for Pogba during the current window re now over. The French club already have the biggest wage bill of any sporting side in the world, and even they have a limit.
However, they will continue to monitor his situation and could make a move for him next June when they know there will be no transfer fee involved.
Pogba could sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January.
Given his situation, United may be willing to lower their asking price for him even further so to avoid losing him on a free.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.