Paul Pogba headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United midfielder is linked with swap deal move

David Cooper - Writer 11:22 15/03/2018
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Disappointing against Sevilla: Paul Pogba.

Though the winter transfer window just passed and the summer window is still months down the road, that hasn’t stopped the chatter of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at potential transfer candidates that could be heading elsewhere when the market reopens in June.

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The Red Devils could allow their record signing to leave Old Trafford this summer and replace him with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti in a sensational swap deal.

According to the Independent, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is happy to allow the £89 million (Dh456m) man to leave the club given their relationship has become strained.

The Frenchman’s performances have been heavily scrutinised this season and his 30-minute showing from the substitutes bench in the midweek defeat against Sevilla has only served to add to the criticism.

Verratti, a long-term target of Real Madrid, is set for talks over his PSG future in the close season – with the 25-year-old Italian being one man who could move on from the Parc des Princes especially if Unai Emery is ousted as boss.

For Pogba, the central midfield man wants to stay and fight for his place but his long-term future is up in the air.

Paul Pogba missed the game after getting injured in training on Friday.

Paul Pogba has endured a miserable start to 2018.


The Liverpool and Tottenham target will not be leaving Bundesliga side Stuttgart this summer, Bild reports.

Both Premier League clubs have been chasing the talented 21-year-old defender, who is set to feature for France at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Pavard has featured regularly this term, making 28 appearances in all competitions and is valued at around £25m (Dh128m).

However, Stuttgart’s sporting executive Michael Reschke has stated that he won’t be leaving the club anytime soon.

STUTTGART, GERMANY - DECEMBER 16: Benjamin Pavard of Stuttgart is injury on his nose and bleeds during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Muenchen at Mercedes-Benz Arena on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Pavard has been a towering presence at the back this term.


Everton will try and sign the Manchester United defender this summer, according to The Times.

Toffees boss Sam Allardyce is keen on the 26-year-old versatile centre-back, who has not played much recently.

Jones is still contracted to the Old Trafford club until the end of next season while the Blues may only move for the former Blackburn star if Allardyce remains at the helm beyond this campaign.

With veteran skipper Phil Jagielka coming towards the back-end of his career at 35, Jones could be a long-term partner for Michael Keane.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Phil Jones of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Linked with Goodison: Phil Jones.

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