The agent of a top Man Utd star has reportedly penned in transfer talks with a European giant for November.
The Red Devils’ poor start to the campaign has left them in a troublesome situation. They are already eight points behind table-toppers Chelsea in the Premier League.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure as a result. Reports claimed he was in line to be sacked following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The Norwegian has held on and will now have around three games to save his job. Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino are ready and waiting if that does not happen.
To make matters worse for Man Utd, some of their key players are being monitored by other teams. Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is the subject of interest from Boca Juniors.
They want to land the veteran goalscorer when his contract expires in June. Paul Pogba could join him by leaving Old Trafford.
Express, citing reports in Italy, claim that Juventus are in direct contact with the Frenchman’s representative. That man is super agent Mino Raiola, who also works with Erling Haaland and Matthijs de Ligt.
He is notorious for brokering huge transfers and picking up a vast amount of money in the process.
Raiola has reportedly penned in talks with Juventus for November. He will discuss three clients with the Bianconeri – Pogba, Juve star Federico Bernardeschi and AC Milan skipper Alessio Romagnoli.
The priority for the meeting will be to find out whether Pogba could leave Man Utd. The central midfielder is out of contract in June and talks over an extension are yet to reach a breakthrough.
The Sun claimed on Wednesday that Pogba had recently ended negotiations with the club. He was said to be ‘furious’ at starting on the bench against Liverpool.
However, the star came out to slam that report. He said journalists were telling ‘big lies’ about him.
Solskjaer severance package revealed
Meanwhile, the huge cost of sacking Solskjaer has been revealed.
The Sun write that Man Utd would have to pay him £7.5m if they wanted to bring in a new boss. It comes after the former striker signed a new three-year deal in July.
Solskjaer’s former team-mate Gary Neville has come to defend the manager in recent days. He believes the squad can re-gain confidence if they are given time.
However, that is certainly not the view of the masses. Many fans and other pundits believe United are falling behind their rivals.
Paul Ince recently slammed the quality of Solskjaer’s coaching and that of his backroom staff. He reckons that is the key issue leading to a leaky defence and disorganised team.