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5 potential Pogba replacements for Manchester United, including £62m Chelsea target and quality free transfer

Philippe Coutinho

Perhaps not the most obvious replacement for Pogba, but there has been talk of a swap deal involving the two players.

Don Balon have claimed Barcelona could try offering Philippe Coutinho to United in their bid to land Pogba, and while it would slightly change the way United play, the Brazilian could serve a similar creative midfield role.

It’s not worked out for the former Liverpool man at the Nou Camp, so a Premier League return could make sense, with the Independent recently linking him with United.

Adrien Rabiot

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Adrien Rabiot looks set to leave PSG

Another French midfield talent, Adrien Rabiot is nearing the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and could be another big name on the move this summer.

Don Balon have linked MUFC with an interest in securing his services, and there’s no doubt he could be a superb Pogba replacement considering he’d be a free transfer.

One imagines, however, that his availability will mean there’s plenty of interest in him ahead of next season, meaning this could be a challenging deal to get done.

Marco Verratti

Another PSG player, Marco Verratti is one of the best midfielders in the world and could do well to move on from the Parc des Princes after the club’s lack of progress in the Champions League.

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Marco Verratti would make a fine signing for Manchester United

It remains to be seen how realistic this would be, but Don Balon have previously linked the £62m-rated Italy international as looking for a way out of the French capital this summer, with United and Chelsea linked as admirers.

The Blues urgently need to strengthen after unconvincing seasons from Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic, so if United could land Verratti as their Pogba replacement, it would give them that double boost of beating a major rival to what would be an important signing for them.

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