Manchester United are bracing themselves for an offer for Paul Pogba from Paris Saint-Germain as Mino Raiola continues personal talks with the French giants, according to reports.
Pogba cost the Red Devils £89million when they re-signed the World Cup winner from Juventus in 2016.
But with less than a year remaining on his current contract, and with Pogba showing no indication of wanting to sign a new deal, PSG believe they can secure his services for less than half that price.
The Daily Telegraph claim United anticipate the Ligue 1 side will lodge a bid for the midfielder before the end of the transfer window next month, hoping they can sign him for around £43million.
Old Trafford chiefs broke the bank to sign Pogba five years ago, smashing the Premier League transfer record to bring the Frenchman back to the club.
Now the club are facing the prospect of losing him on a free next summer – nine years on from 2012 when a 19-year-old Pogba left the Red Devils for Juventus for just £800,000 in compensation.
Pogba's future has long been the subject of much speculation, with constant rumours linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.
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Real Madrid and former club Juventus have both shown interest in the 28-year-old star, but a money-spinning move to PSG now looks most likely.
Asked about his situation last month, he said: "I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that. There have been no concrete proposals for extensions. I'm still in Manchester."
The Mirror also reported earlier this week that Pogba has rebuffed a new £50million contract offer from United, opening the door for his exit.
If the France international does join PSG, it would cap a remarkable summer of recruitment for the deposed Ligue 1 champions.
Mauricio Pochettino's side have already made five big-name signings since the transfer window opened, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danilo Pereira all making lucrative moves to Parc des Princes.
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