Speculation about the midfielder's future is rife, with reports of interest from Barcelona, but Ferdinand has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward he must keep hold of the 25-year-old.
The relationship between the French midfielder and his coach at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, isn't good and he's ready to leave the English club for the second time in his career. However, the Catalan giants face a massive roadblock in their pursuit, in the form of Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola.
Things have not come easy for Paul Pogba at Manchester United, and it appears to be taking its toll.
Thoughts on Barcelona's cash plus players offer for Paul Pogba?
Pogba returned to training with Manchester United on Monday after an extended summer break following his exploits in France's World Cup triumph Russian Federation.
According to the Mirror, Manchester United are the latest team to enter the race for Dembele - alongside the Gunners.
Willian and Mourinho won a pair of Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge and the Brazil worldwide has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.
"My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens", the Portuguese manager told MUTV ahead of his side's pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich on Sunday. He is a great manager, I really enjoyed working with him.
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