Man Utd braced for fresh Paul Pogba transfer bid from Real Madrid | Football | Sport

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Manchester United are prepared to receive a bid from Real Madrid for Paul Pogba.

That’s according to The Metro.

Pogba has long been tipped with a move away from Old Trafford, with Madrid considered to be the frontrunners for his signature.

The Frenchman had been expected to leave in the summer, but Madrid couldn’t afford to sign him after spending a whopping £275million on new players.

Zinedine Zidane had already spent big in the summer on the likes of Eden Hazard, Rodrygo and Luka Jovic.

And after United stood firm on their £179m valuation of Pogba, the deal was effectively dead in the water.

Now, however, they are keen to go back in for their top target, and will reportedly offer up James Rodriguez in exchange.

The Columbian has failed to impress this season since returning from his loan spell at Bayern Munich.

He has played seven times in La Liga this season, scoring just once and providing only one assist.

United are already keen to improve their midfield options, as they were previously linked with Bruno Fernandes.

However, the same report states that they have no interest in Rodriguez.

It seems United are keen to replace Pogba with Christian Eriksen.

United are reportedly set to make a move for Eriksen in the January transfer window, after he gave up hope on signing for Madrid.

Old Trafford chiefs are preparing to test the waters with a £42m bid.

They are also said to be interested in Leicester City ace James Maddison.

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