… prepare Saul , Maddison swoop
Manchester United have reportedly started to prepare for Paul Pogba ’ s exit from Old Trafford next summer amid links with Real Madrid .
The Frenchman is expected to leave United after declaring in June that he wanted a “ new challenge ” elsewhere .
Madrid pushed hard to sign the player over the summer , with Zinedine Zidane particularly keen on him , only for United to hold firm on their £ 160 m valuation .
However, according to the Daily Mail , United are preparing for life after Pogba by working on deals for two midfielders to arrive before the 2020 – 21 season .
The Red Devils are said to be interested in signing Atletico Madrid ’ s Saul Niguez and James Maddison from Leicester City .
Pogba has been hampered by injury problems so far this term , with a foot injury reducing him to just five appearances in all competitions since August .