According to ESPN, Manchester United will seek Paul Pogba over concerns that the France international would run down his contract.
Pogba was picked in Didier Deschamps' starting lineup for France's final international friendly against Bulgaria in Paris before the commencement of the European Championship. Les Bleus is one of the favorites to win the tournament, winning the World Cup in 2018 with Pogba as the standout player.
Pogba was pivotal in Deschamps' midfield against Bulgaria at the Stade de France, delivering a series of beautiful passes in a productive relationship with N'Golo Kante.
Pogba has had an up and down season for United this season, excelling on occasion for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and putting in quiet performances. However, supporters on social media often believe that Pogba performs better for France than for United because of the caliber of players around him.
Pogba will enter the last year of his contract in January and be allowed to talk with clubs outside of the Premier League before a possible free transfer in time for the 2022-23 season.
This summer is United's last chance to get a substantial fee for the midfielder. There are doubts about whether Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Juventus could afford the financial outlay required to sign the World Cup winner without including players in the deal. Still, sources tell ESPN that no firm contact has been made with any of Europe's major clubs.
According to sources close to Pogba's camp, those teams and Paris Saint-Germain would be interested if he became available for free in a year. Although Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has stated that the 28-year-old would not sign a new contract at Old Trafford, sources tell ESPN that United has not given up hope that he will stay.
However, there are concerns that he may postpone any decision until the summer to entice other bidders to the table. Pogba is eager to compete for major trophies, but he has only been able to win the Carabao Cup and the Europa League in five full seasons since his return to United from Juventus in 2016.
Talks with United are expected to focus on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's aim to close the gap between Manchester City and the rest of Europe's elite after the European Championship. If new terms cannot be reached and there is no market for Pogba this summer, United risks losing their record-breaking £89.3 million signing for nothing.