Paul Pogba’s future will dominate headlines over the next couple of months as he closes in on the expiry of his contract, with the 28-year-old free to speak with foreign clubs over a pre-agreement as soon as in January.
Earlier this week, it was reported that his agent, Mino Raiola, has been in touch with some of Europe’s biggest clubs as he sounds out potential destinations for Pogba if he leaves Manchester United.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are all said to have been contacted by Raiola, although Pogba has yet to rule out signing a new contract at the Old Trafford club.
Now, there are claims that Manchester United will target Pogba’s France teammate Aurelien Tchouameni if they fail to agree on a new contract with the 2018 World Cup winner. That’s according to ESPN, who say that United are one of several top European clubs to have scouted him this season.
A fee between €50-60m is cited as the benchmark to begin negotiations with Monaco over Tchouameni. Chelsea are also said to be interested.
Tchouameni made headlines last week with his stellar performance in midfield against Spain in the UEFA Nations League final, with the 21-year-old replacing N’Golo Kante next to Pogba in midfield.