MANCHESTER UNITED could reportedly be forced to sell Paul Pogba now or risk losing him for FREE.
Italian outlet Tuttosport claim the Red Devils have decided against triggering the Frenchman’s 12-month contract extension at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old has frequently linked with a move away from the club after conceding “it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else”.
A return to Juventus, where he spent four years between 2012 and 2016, is another possibility.
Paris Saint-Germain may also opt to make a move, and would be able to afford the midfielder, especially if they sold Neymar to Barcelona or Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid.
While Tuttosport, who had already reported of interest from Inter Milan this week, revealed that United’s decision not to extend Pogba’s contract was the latest signal to admirers to make their move this summer.
His contract at Old Trafford technically expires next year if the Red Devils refuse the option to lengthen that by a further 12 months to the summer of 2022.
United captain Harry Maguire recently revealed that January signing Bruno Fernandes could be the man to save Pogba’s career at the club.
Assessing how the two could feature together, the England star said: “We’ve got Paul [Pogba] to come back as well, who I’m sure will probably make himself lift his game even more.
“We have a lot of competition in that centre midfield now, they know they have to be on their game to keep their spot, so I’m sure we’ll see the benefit.”
Pogba has played just eight times this season due to an ankle injury, with his last appearance coming against Newcastle on Boxing Day.
He should however be fit to play when the season resumes after returning to training before the coronavirus lockdown.