The 3 Players Who Could Replace Paul Pogba At Manchester United
Aug 08 2018 by Dustin Murphy
Various reports also understand the Catalan side may offload Dembele as they may need cash to fund their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Spanish champions made an offer of £45m, plus Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina, for Pogba on Monday, according to Sky in Italy. It appears that the deal is conditional on Tottenham strengthening their own defence, hence the delay in an official announcement, though the Express report that Woodward has already told Mourinho that he has reached agreement to bring Alderweireld to Old Trafford.
Boateng, however, could still move to PSG where new head coach Thomas Tuchel is reported to have been in contact with ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is now in Manchester in a bid to push the complicated operation forward.
United rejected the proposal, but Barcelona are expected to return with a bigger bid - and they have plenty of time to get a deal over the line... Barcelona are serious about securing the services of the 25-year-old.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has refused to rule out a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
However, United could rekindle their hopes of signing World Cup star Harry Maguire, with Leicester closing in on two centre-backs late in the window to safeguard themselves against losing their England global.
Barcelona's offer of Mina as part of the Pogba deal is due to the fact Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his defence.
Manchester United have offered to pay just £22.3m for Arsenal target Jerome Boateng because the defender is demanding a huge £12.5m-a-year contract, according to the Sun.
A number of United's under-23 squad could make temporary exits, with European leagues remaining open for business and English Football League clubs allowed to make loan signings until the end of the month.