MANCHESTER UNITED is still making plans for life after Paul Pogba and the midfielder enter the final four months of his contract, reports say.
The Red Devils’ form has improved since interim coach Ralf Rangnick took charge in November last year.
And PogbaA return to action after a three-month break with a thigh injury has also strengthened United’s midfield.
The Frenchman scored in his return to the Premier League in a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
And temporary management Ralf Rangnick – who plans to stay with United after this season in some capacity – has hold active talks with Pogba about extending his stay at Old Trafford.
But according to Manchester Evening NewsStill not inclined to think the midfielder will ‘commit’ to a new deal, leaving the door open for another FREE transfer from United.
The result is, Man Utd are planning to sign a midfielder in the summer transfer window.
West Ham’s Declan Rice is one of the midfielders United have their eyes on.
But with Rice will be healthy again this seasonThe £100m bargain that Hammers boss David Moyes talked about in the summer is gone.
West Ham now want around £120m for Rice, whose contract expires in the summer of 2024.
The Hammers also have an option to extend his contract for another year.
Other midfield options include Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.
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