Manchester United handed transfer boost as PSG target Paul Pogba alternative
Paul Pogba interests PSG
It was well documented throughout the summer that Paul Pogba was interesting French outfit Paris Saint Germain. As per The Athletic, the Ligue 1 side opened talks with Paul Pogba’s entourage, but subsequently moved their attentions to Lionel Messi when he became available.
Despite big wage outlay this summer, PSG haven’t spent stupid money on transfer fees. To get Pogba this summer, it will need a biggish fee + Raiola fees. Therefore tempted to wait till next summer if #mufc play hardball (2/5) https://t.co/e6aQD9GMTx
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) July 28, 2021
The return of Pogba to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for a club-record fee was greeted with much fanfare, but it is fair to say that the Frenchman has struggled to live up the hype in the North West.
And with only a year left on the contract signed upon arriving, Pogba is thought to be seriously considering his options. Now 28 years old, the World Cup winner may be looking for one last top-level move in his career.
PSG chase Franck Kessie
However, Manchester United’s chances of keeping hold of their star man may have been handed a boost today, with reports from Italy suggesting PSG have opened negotiations with AC Milan over Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie.
As per Santi Aouna:
“Leonardo and Maldini discussed a possible negotiation next January, if ever Kessié was determined to leave the club”
🚨Info : Le #PSG a pris contact avec Kessié 🇨🇮 et son entourage
– Leonardo 🇧🇷 et Maldini 🇮🇹 ont évoqué une possible négociation en janvier prochain, si jamais Kessié 🇨🇮 était décidé à quitter le club
– L’Atlético Madrid avait tenté le coup l’été dernierhttps://t.co/2aoqUT0pC5
— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) September 6, 2021
This follows the news that Kessie rejected a new deal at AC Milan, meaning that like Pogba, he could become a free agent in 12 months. As per Aouna, talks have begun to take Kessie to the Parc de Princes in January.
Should such a move materialise, it would surely cast doubt on a potential move for Paul Pogba.