Man Utd offered highly rated former star in audacious Pogba swap

Date published: Sunday 26th April 2020 3:43 - Steve Pearson

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A current PSG winger has reportedly been offered as a makeweight in a deal to bring Paul Pogba to France, while six other names have been touted as possibilities to sweeten any potential deal.

The January arrival of Bruno Fernandes has seemingly lessened the need for Man Utd to retain the services of Pogba.

Despite his obvious mercurical talents, the Frenchman has become something of an elephant in the room for the club, with his future at Old Trafford a constant source of debate among fans and the media alike.

A blockbuster switch to Real Madrid to link up with fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane could be on the cards, though Serie A heavyweights Juventus and Inter Milan will have a strong say in the matter.

However, French champions PSG must not be ruled out of the equation, and the latest report from the Italian media has revealed the Parisians have sensationally offered ex-Red Devil Angel Di Maria a return to England as a makeweight in the Pogba deal.

Italian outlet Calciomercato (via the Sun) report that Man Utd ‘have been offered Di Maria’ as a way to ‘convince the Red Devils to let Pogba go.’

The Argentine spent just one season at Old Trafford in 2014-15, and despite going down as a flop in many people’s eyes, was recently described as being far superior to Utd target Jadon Sancho by Gary Neville.

 

Aside from Di Maria, fellow Italian publication Tuttosport reveal that no fewer than six other players could be included as various teams attempt to lure Man Utd into acquiescing to a swap.

As well as PSG’s Julian Draxler, the report says Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Odriozola and James Rodriguez could be included from Real Madrid’s end, while Juventus ‘options’ such as Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro would be ‘pleasing’ to those in charge at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, former Man Utd forward Memphis Depay has told Liverpool centre-half Virgil van Dijk he should’ve joined Man Utd in a rather bizarre manner.

 

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