Manchester United open to Paul Pogba transfer with PSG and Juventus planning summer moves

The Old Trafford club are intent on bringing in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho in the summer, which could see Pogba leave the club for a second time

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
Friday 06 March 2020 10:08
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Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are willing to fight it out for Paul Pogba in the summer, with Manchester United more open to a sale than before, as they seek to reshape the midfield.

The Old Trafford club are intent on bringing in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho in the summer, which could finally see Pogba’s contentious time at the club to a close.

The French midfielder had made it clear in the summer he wants out, only for his season to be totally disrupted by an ankle injury. Pogba has not started a game since 30 September.

That is one of a number of factors that has seen his own number-one choice Real Madrid drop interest, but PSG and Juve are prepared to come back in.

United would still want a price of around £100m for such a talent, but sources say there is increasingly a bit of a “power play” at the club about the midfielder, especially since United have started to cope in his absence.

The signing of Bruno Fernandes has ensured Pogba isn’t anywhere near as missed, and there isn’t the same need to get him back into the team.

On the other side, the player himself is beginning to get frustrated with his injury troubles, as he worries about his fitness ahead of Euro 2020.

Pogba’s marketability as a French star is a primary reason PSG are willing to move for him, especially given there is now widespread expectation that Kylian Mbappe will go to Real Madrid.

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