Manchester United are set to target Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga should Paul Pogba opt to leave the club this summer, reports in Spain claim. The World Cup winner is set to make a huge decision regarding his future at the end of the season but for now he remains focused on returning to full fitness and helping Manchester United end the campaign on a high.
Pogba’s Old Trafford career appeared to be all but over in early December when his representative Mino Raiola claimed his client had no future at United.
The controversial super-agent dropped the bombshell on the eve of United’s biggest game of the season, a Champions League group stage decider at RB Leipzig.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side crashed out of the competition in Germany despite a spirited late comeback attempt which included a goal from Pogba, who dominated the headlines.
The United boss is said to have sat down with Pogba after the saga and agreed with the player that it could be the right time for him to move on for all parties.
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They claim that Rennes’ all-action midfielder Camavinga is the subject of serious interest particularly if Pogba leaves.
He is deemed the second most-excited French talent behind Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.
As it stands, there is no release clause in his contract but Rennes would be set to demand upwards of £50million.
United are not the only interest party either, with Real Madrid and Chelsea also keen on acquiring his services.
Should Pogba stay, a central midfielder is not high on United’s list of priorities in summer transfer window.
Instead, Solskjaer wants to bring in another centre-back as well as a new No 9 with Erling Haaland and Harry Kane among potential options.
Competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also on the agenda, while Solskjaer is still yet to fully decide on his first-choice goalkeeper.
It has been suggested that he could look to target a new goalkeeper, meaning David de Gea or Dean Henderson could move on.