Yet United are still confident they can keep him at Old Trafford — even though it will cost a fortune to do so.
And that is likely to lead to an exit for David De Gea, as the money saved on the keeper’s wages would help cover the hefty pay hike Pogba would demand.
The French midfielder, 28, could leave on a free when his contract ends in just over a year, with ex-club Juventus leading the chase. United chiefs are getting twitchy and want talks with his agent Mino Raiola.
They lost him for nothing when he joined Juve as a teen in 2012 — and paid out £89million to re-sign him in 2016.
Old Trafford bosses are keen to keep him, despite the fact he will want at least £500,000 a week.
Yet they will not be held to ransom by Raiola and are desperate to see progress before the Euros.
United know that waiting until the tournament ends greatly weakens their bargaining power.
They want to recoup the £89m fee — but know that is less likely as the summer goes on.
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And while the saga drags on the Red Devils cannot make plans for a possible replacement.
West Ham’s Declan Rice, 22, was a top target — but United feel a near £100m fee is too dear.
Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi, 24, and Saul Niguez, 26, of Atletico Madrid are also on their hit list.
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