Manchester United are rumoured to be considering a potential swap agreement involving Paul Pogba and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti, should the former’s relationship with Jose Mourinho worsen in the coming months.
The France international was said to have a strained relationship with the manager after being substituted during the away Premier League defeats at Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United last month.
Since then, Pogba has returned to the starting lineup for the games against Chelsea and Crystal Palace, but United are still said to have a contingency plan for the summer, should the midfielder has any issues with Mourinho.
According to The Independent, United could consider a straight-swap deal between Verratti and Pogba with the former making noises over a potential exit via Mino Raiola, who is the representative for both midfielders.
Despite the speculation, the Red Devils are not keen on parting ways with Pogba, and there are still confident that the Frenchman can overcome his lean run to become an influential player for the club in the future.
United’s £200k-per-star was only a second-half substitute during the Champions League debut at the hands of Sevilla, but he could return to the starting line-up for this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton & Hove Albion.