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Manchester United to ‘open the door’ to Pogba exit

Manchester United will apparently ‘open the door’ for Paul Pogba to leave with the club keen to sign two new midfield players before the start of next season.

Pogba‘s future at the club has been a constant source of speculation in recent months, with the France international having indicated a desire to leave Old Trafford amid reported interest from Real Madrid and former club Juventus.

Manchester United‘s stance during the summer window was that the 26-year-old was not for sale, though the club’s focus in targeting new additions in midfield seems to indicate the club are preparing for Pogba’s exit.

The midfielder currently has 18 months remaining on his current deal and has shown no desire to negotiate on new terms, though the club has an option to extend his contract for a further season until June 2022.

However, according to the Mail, United may be more willing to sanction Pogba’s sale during the summer should they manage to sign two of their reported midfield targets.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly interested in an ambitious deal to sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, whilst Ajax’s Donny van de Beek and Leicester‘s James Maddison have also been rumoured with potential big-money moves to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

Pogba has featured just six times in all competitions so far this season as he battles a troublesome ankle injury, though Solskjaer has seen a promising midfield partnership developing between Fred and academy graduate Scott McTominay during the Frenchman’s absence.

United could now opt to sell Pogba during the summer whilst he still commands a significant transfer fee, the club’s record-signing likely to command a fee of around £150m should he depart.

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