Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

The summer transfer window is nearly upon us, which means the rumour mill will be gathering speed with every passing day. It has recently been revealed that the Premier League is set to return, which means a lot of attention will be on players that could be set to move on over the summer months. Paul Pogba will be among those players linked with a move away according to Vadim Mikelevich.

Pogba’s future has been one of the most talked-about factors for the past couple of years. However, United could be open to selling the World Cup winner when the transfer window re-opens this year as they have already brought in the perfect player to replace him in Bruno Fernandes. But, due to the current climate, most sides around Europe will be unable to make huge-money moves. That has potentially opened the door to a swap deal, but which players would United be hoping to get in exchange for the Frenchman?

Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of Pogba, and he will once again be hoping to tempt the Frenchman to join his Real Madrid side. According to the latest reports, the Spanish club could offer United up to four players in a swap deal for the World Cup winner this summer. Among those set to be included in the deal are James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard. The attacking players would certainly fit a void that United need filling, with Odegaard able to slot into the right-hand side of midfield. The Norwegian would certainly fit the profile that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for, and could save United a fortune in the long run as his performances have been catching the eye throughout the current season.


Rodriguez isn’t likely to be a player that would interest United that much, as they will be looking for increased numbers in different positions. United already have Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Angel Gomes that can play in that number ten position. The Red Devils could also be tempted to accept the deal should Luka Jovic be included as they are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements.

Juventus

The only other club that has the financial means to pull off the huge deal to bring Pogba to their club is Juventus. However, they are the second favourites to secure his signature according to Premier Bet Kenya. Pogba left Juventus in the summer of 2016 to rejoin Manchester United, but the Frenchman is reportedly open to rejoining the Italian giants this summer. There are a number of players that United have shown an interest in over recent seasons that play for Juventus, including Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.

Both midfielders could be involved in a huge swap deal, with neither being able to settle in Italy this season. Ramsey has played the most games for the Old Lady but has only managed to score four goals. The former Arsenal midfielder could be open to a move back to the Premier League, and United have continuously been interested in the Welshman since his Cardiff City days.

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