Paul Pogba is yet to renew his Man United deal with his current one set to expire at the end of next season.
With his future now uncertain, United are said to have drawn up a shortlist of possible candidates who would fill his shoes
– It is believed the Red Devils would be open to letting go Pogba this summer should he fail to pen a new contract.
Man United have reportedly developed a three-man shortlist of players they want to replace Paul Pogba.
United appear to be preparing for life without the Frenchman whose contract at the club is due next summer.
According to Metro UK, the Red Devils are ready to sell Pogba this summer should he fail to pen a new deal.
Two years ago, the France international publicly admitted his desire to leave Old Trafford but failed to seal a move away at the time.
This season has not been any different, with his agent Mino Raiola claiming the midfielder is unhappy at United.
With United yet to agree on a new deal with Pogba, they risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of next season, a situation which has forced the club to look elsewhere for alternatives.
It is believed West Ham United star Declan Rice is top on the Manchester club’s priority list in their hunt for Pogba’s replacement.
United are also thought to be keeping close tabs with Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.
The development comes just weeks after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he is keen to have Pogba form part of his long-term plans at Old Trafford. He said:
“I have always said with Paul that I enjoy managing him, I enjoy coaching him, I enjoy talking to him and I also enjoy challenging him because he is a winner.
“He wants to be better and that’s why he listens. You can see he’s enjoying himself here as well. He has a smile on his face. It’s important we treat each other with respect and I try to treat everyone with the same amount of respect.”