Paul Pogba 'offered to Barcelona' as Man Utd identify his £50m replacement

Paul Pogba has reportedly been offered to Barcelona with the Manchester United star yet to commit his future to the club.

The 28-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season meaning he could leave United on a free transfer.

Pogba has been linked with a host of big names including Real Madrid, PSG and even a return to Juventus, the club United paid £89m for his services in 2016.

But according to ESPN, his agent Mino Raiola has now contacted Barcelona to explore their interest in a potential move for the talented midfielder.

The Frenchman will be able to start negotiations with any potential suitors in January as he enters the final few months of his contract.

Pogba is yet to rule out extending his stay at Old Trafford but is also keen to explore what options are available to him.

Barcelona would prove an exciting opportunity but it’s unclear if the Catalan club could afford his wages given their recent financial woes which saw Lionel Messi depart in the summer.

United can’t afford to sit back and watch Pogba potentially orchestrate his exit though and have been looking at replacements should he leave.

ESPN claim Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is the man who ticks their boxes and is on their radar.

They face stiff competition though with the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and PSG all having scouts track his progress this season.

Monaco would be reluctant to part with their star man and any club seriously interested would need to fork out around £50m for them to consider negotiating.

Tchouameni’s career has gone from strength to strength since joining Monaco from Bordeaux in January 2020.

He also played a starring role in France’s recent Nations League triumph as he lined up alongside Pogba in their 2-1 win over Spain.

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