Paul Pogba is nearing the end of his Manchester United contract, but will the midfielder still play in the Premier League next season?
Manchester United faces the prospect of losing key midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
The France international is into the final four months of his current deal, and there are few indications that he is prepared to extend his terms at Old Trafford.
And in a further blow for United, they could see Pogba head to one of their top-flight domestic rivals.
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The Telegraph reports that Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus in a big-money deal in 2016, is prepared to wait until the end of the season before deciding on his future.
Signing a new deal with United is said to remain an option, but Pogba will not be short of options should he become available to sign on a free – albeit with big wages to factor in.
The report indicates that the 28-year-old will weigh up any interest from fellow Premier League clubs, with Chelsea and Manchester City having previously been linked.
– It is shaping up to be a busy transfer window for United as several other players are also out of contract. According to Ekrem Konur, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata attract strong interest from clubs in the Middle East.
– Jesse Lingard could be on his way out of Old Trafford, though The Express claims that the England international is not considering a free transfer to Tottenham. Lingard would reportedly prefer to move abroad ahead of next season.
According to La Repubblica, Arsenal has joined Everton and Wolves to sign Rafael Leao from Milan. The 22-year-old is enjoying his best campaign to date at San Siro, having registered double figures for goals.
– Italian outlet Tuttosport suggests that Juventus are pushing ahead with plans to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Serie A rivals Roma. The latter is supposedly prepared to accept an offer in the region of €40million for a player with two years to run on his deal.
– Leeds United‘s in-demand winger Raphinha is holding off talks over a new contract at Elland Road, suggests GOAL. Brazil has previously been touted as a target for Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain.