United Looking To Sign £40m-Rated Midfielder To Bring Best Out Of Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.

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Manchester United’s busy summer is on the cusp of beginning. They will be eager to put behind what has frankly been amongst their more miserable seasons over the years.

The brief spell of joy that came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s initial days with the club didn’t last for long and the Red Devils ended their season on a sour note, denied of Champions League football for their next campaign.

In particular, the club is tasked with identifying those spots in their squad that sorely lack in quality and fill them with adequate talent. However, they will have to fend off strong competition for their prospective targets.

The Daily Mail reports that United have entered the fray to sign Everton’s Idrissa Gueye in the summer. The 29-year-old Senegalese international is understood to be eager on departing the Merseyside club and PSG and Manchester United are presently the parties interested.

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The report adds that Everton will ask up to £40 million for the player’s signature. It is clear that both clubs are in pole position to spend that amount, but it may come down to Gueye’s personal choices.

It is understood that Paris presents itself as an attractive destination given his French roots, but a move to United would also mean that he can continue playing in England and in the Premier League.

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Then again, the fact that PSG will play in the Champions League next season may also factor into his decision, but not as much as some other bigger names.

The Old Trafford outfit is understood to be interested primarily to try and bring the best out of Paul Pogba.

When the midfield maestro plies his trade for France, as he did in last summer’s World Cup, the defensive assurance that N’Golo Kante provides behind is ample incentive for the former Juventus player to attack without worry.

The source speculates that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company are looking to replicate that in Manchester and hence wish to sign Gueye.