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Pogba replacement: Man United put in place plans to sign Zinedine Zidane's 'request'

Last updated 4 months ago | By Mirror

UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 3 - France v Portugal - Stade De France, Paris, France - October 11, 2020 France's Paul Pogba after the match [REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes]

Paul Pogba has once again fuelled speculation about his Manchester United future.

For much of last season, the Frenchman looked destined to leave Old Trafford as he sat out for most of the campaign with injury.

He did come back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s line-up for Project Restart and then the opening three games of the current campaign.

But, in a recent interview on international duty, Pogba admitted that it would be his “dream” to join Real Madrid in future.

“Playing for Real Madrid? All footballers would love to do it," he said. "It is a dream for me, so why not one day?”

With one-year left on his deal he also revealed that he had yet to open talks with the club about extending his stay beyond next summer.

And according to Spanish outlet AS (via Sport Witness), United are already devising a plan to replace Pogba next summer.

They claim that Solskjaer’s side have taken Pogba’s departure for granted, with club bosses now looking towards his compatriot Eduardo Camavinga.

UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 3 - France v Portugal - Stade De France, Paris, France - October 11, 2020 France's Eduardo Camavinga during the warm-up before the match [REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes]

The Rennes midfielder is one of the most highly-sought after youngsters in world football after breaking through for the Ligue 1 side last year.

Camavinga also made his international debut earlier this week, opening his account for France during the 7-1 win in Ukraine.

The report adds that United have put in place the mechanism to sign Camavinga, if he intends to leave Rennes at the end of the season.

Real Madrid are aldo heavily linked, amid claims that boss Zinedine Zidane made an ‘express request’ to sign him in the recently concluded window.

AS suggest that United will pose a ‘great threat’ to Real’s pursuit, while the likes of Juventus and PSG are also credited with an interest.

UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 3 - France v Portugal - Stade De France, Paris, France - October 11, 2020 France's Eduardo Camavinga and Dayot Upamecano during the warm up before the match [REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes]

 

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