Exclusive: Man United not in hunt to sign Atletico Madrid star

Although the contractual situation surrounding midfielder Paul Pogba will undoubtedly be of concern to the Red Devils’ hierarchy, there appears to be calculated measures being taken behind the scenes.

Pogba, 28, has just 12-months left on his current contract and with sporting regulations allowing him to agree to a pre-contract with foreign clubs as early as January 2022, Manchester United will be keen to find a solution as quickly as possible.

In light of the recent £73m signing of Jadon Sancho which was almost immediately followed up by a £42m agreement (Guardian) with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane, if United’s summer spending is to continue, the club will now be forced to offload.

One of those players tipped to move on is Pogba, who is understood to be a summer target for Paris-Saint Germain.

Should Pogba decide his long-term future lies away from Old Trafford, in an attempt to replace the commanding Frenchman, recent reports have linked the Red Devils with a stunning move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez (Daily Star).

However, StrettyNews understands that while Pogba’s possible departure, as well as other’s, is likely to prompt a second wave of spending, Niguez is not currently a player the Red Devils are pursuing.

As things stand at the moment, although Niguez is wanted by other clubs, Manchester United are not one of the sides involved in discussions to sign the Spanish midfielder.

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  1. United already have Donny Van de Beek to replace Pogba.
    They need a defensive midfield player (like Rice, Ndidi, Bissouma, Zakaria), and not a playmaker like Neves, unless they intend on selling Fred.
    Sell Pogba (£45,million), Martial (£40, million) and Lingard (£20, million) and buy Rice.
    Other sales (Dalot (£15, million), Pereira (£10, million) , Matic (£5, million) ) will allow for a move for Trippier.

  2. Mathus Pierra would be a good bet and wouldn’t have to spend a fortune on getting him I would go for Mings as another central defender

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