Who Man Utd chief Ed Woodward wants as Paul Pogba replacement in summer transfer window

Manchester United want to sign Jadon Sancho as their big-name replacement for Paul Pogba, reports say. The England international has flourished at Borussia Dortmund and is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No 1 target for the summer window.

Manchester United face the prospect of losing Pogba at the end of the season, with both Juventus and Real Madrid showing transfer interest.

The France international came close to departing Old Trafford back in the summer but, ultimately, ended up staying at the club.

Pogba still wants to leave, though, with the France international hoping to join either Real Madrid or Juventus when the transfer window reopens this summer.

And Tuttosport say United want to sign Sancho to replace the 2018 World Cup winner.

Sancho has been in sublime form for Borussia Dortmund this season, with the 19-year-old scoring 14 goals and registering 14 assists.

And it appears United are hoping the England international can be their Galactico replacement for Pogba should, as expected, the 26-year-old leave this summer.

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Pogba, despite struggling for consistency, is United’s most-marketable star.

And the club appear to want Sancho, who could generate a similar income for the Red Devils.

Signing the 19-year-old won’t be easy, though, with Europe’s elite also knocking at the teenager’s door.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is a big admirer of the Dortmund star and remains open to signing him at the end of the season.

That’s despite the Blues recently securing the signature of Ajax trickster Hakim Ziyech.

And PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been linked with Sancho amid his Bundesliga brilliance.


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Speaking recently, meanwhile, former Liverpool star Glen Johnson urged the Dortmund forward to reject United’s advances.

And he instead urged the England star to consider a transfer to either Liverpool or Chelsea.

“Pretty much everyone that can afford his transfer fee are going to want him, so he can take his time to choose his next club,” he said.

“But I think it would be the wrong decision to sign for Man United.

“If he goes to a team like United at the moment, of course it’s a fantastic club and it would look great on his CV.

“But the team are not where they should be and I think as a young kid they would put too much pressure on him from day one.

“A young lad like that shouldn’t have to fly the flag for a club like United. I think he’d feel the pressure coming to the Premier League anywhere, so to carry that with him as well would be tough.

“Marcus Rashford is flying the flag for them now and his body is feeling the punishment. With young kids you’ve got to be careful because some of them are still growing.

“If he was to go to Chelsea or Liverpool or maybe a club in Spain, because he won’t be needed to come straight in and impress, they would bleed him into the team over time which would help his development.

“He might not be guaranteed to start every week, but he’d be doing it in the right way.”

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