Manchester United prepared to lose Paul Pogba for free next summer

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The French midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford runs out in the summer of 2022.

Manchester United are prepared for the departure of Paul Pogba on a free transfer at the end of this season.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, the Red Devils’ hierarchy are convinced that the World Cup winner wouldn’t agree to an extension, with his current deal expiring next summer.

The French midfielder’s future at Old Trafford has been subject to speculations for a while, with his agent Mino Raiola often hinting about a potential exit from Man Utd.

United were believed to be in a strong position to renew Pogba’s contract after an impressive start to this season. Pogba was also said to have become convinced that the current squad can compete in all fronts.

However, the Red Devils’ late struggles could have made Pogba reconsider his future at Old Trafford.

As things stand, the 28-year-old is free to negotiate with clubs outside England in January, with a host of European giants keeping tabs on him.

Although Man Utd would want to sell him in January to generate some cash, all of his suitors are interested in signing him only as a free agent next summer.

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are in the transfer race for Pogba, while his agent Raiola had earlier commented that a return to Juventus couldn’t be ruled out.

United have been winless in their last four Premier League games and the defeat against Liverpool last weekend has added more pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian manager is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford and there are reports stating that he could be sacked soon.