The a fee had already been agreed with Juventus a little over a week ago in the region of £17million.
The Manchester club, then, proceeded to begin negotiating personal terms with the Frenchman’s agent and mother, Veronique.
What seemed like a straightforward finality has, now, turned into a elongated saga.
Erik Ten Hag’s side believe the player’s wage demand are simply “too high” and “ridiculous.”
There is, also, a perception on the player’s side that the lack of Champions League football in Man Utd this season is unattractive.
As things stand, now, the deal is at a standstill, except all parties can, somehow, reach a compromise.