Manchester United looking to wrap up £34 million deal as Possible Pogba replacement, fans told
Manchester United are interested in signing French midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports.
Though Paul Pogba is reported to be warming to the idea of staying with the Red Devils, he is set to wait until after the end of the transfer window on August 31 before considering a new deal.
And with that in mind, it has been claimed that the Red Devils are eyeing up a number of possible replacements for the Frenchman, should he decide to leave the club at the end of the season, with Tchouameni now on the shopping list.
And Duncan Castles has claimed United could launch a late move to sign the £34m-rated Monaco midfielder.
Castles said: “Manchester United, [Tchouameni] very much falls within their scouting remit.
“The targeting of that kind of younger cadre of players who can develop into top stars has been more of a focus in recent years.
“He is an obvious fit for Manchester United if the change in midfield happens that we’ve been talking about for so long, which is that Paul Pogba doesn’t sign a new contract at Man Utd or is sold this summer.
“Again, most likely avenue for that to happen is Paris Saint-Germain at present.
“Then you bring in Tchouameni who would certainly be much lower maintenance than Pogba, should be more consistent in his performance.
“If they have that space in their squad created by Pogba, then Tchouameni is one of the options to replace.
“He would be cheaper than options like Declan Rice, who has been mentioned as an option for them. I’m told Monaco value him at around €40m.”