Manchester United appears happy to spend big this summer to transform themselves back into genuine challengers for the major honours.
Jadon Sancho’s £73million arrival is set to be confirmed and attention has switched to defensive reinforcements, with Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier names in the frame.
And yet, the biggest headlines featuring United this summer could concern a player leaving Old Trafford
The club have a major decision to make about Paul Pogba, who has entered the final year of his contract and has shown little inclination of signing a new one.
As a result, United must sell the French midfielder in the next few weeks to recoup anything substantial from the world record £89m they paid for him back in 2016.
Paris Saint-Germain have shown a strong interest in Pogba and it’s understood his agent Mino Raiola is discussing personal terms with them.
The French club, one of the few in European football that could match Pogba’s £290,000-a-week wages, believe they can buy him this summer for around £43m.
So United’s dilemma is whether to accept any offer that comes in or risk losing Pogba for nothing once his contract expires next summer.We weight up the pros and cons of letting him go now and the knock-on impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.