The Paul Pogba saga has certainly fulfilled its intent of having a large-scale domino effect. With Manchester United’s stubbornness of not lowering their asking price proving to be the driving factor, Real Madrid may seek extreme measures.
Past reports indicated that Zinedine Zidane is on the verge of executing a mass scale overhaul at the Bernabeu, involving the sale of multiple players in order to meet the sum that the Old Trafford giants are asking.
On the other hand, United have to deal with acquiring Pogba’s possible replacement, despite their strong stance of not selling him/
Now, the AS, claims that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the most likely candidate to fulfill Pogba’s role at Old Trafford and that Lazio believes that the midfielder will leave the moment Pogba becomes a part of Real Madrid.
Further, it is indicated that United have all but agreed to a deal with both the player and the club and that a transfer worth £67 million plus add-ons is in the pipeline.
What does appear strange is that Sergej appears content with being uncertain about the move. While this report paints an assured move from United for the Serie A player, it also seems to indicate that Pogba’s departure is a foregone conclusion.
Further, there is also an indication that Bruno Fernandes is no longer being viewed as a potential replacement of the World Cup winner as the Serb is being looked at in that regard. What does this mean for the long-drawn saga of the Portuguese international?
Elsewhere, United are still negotiating a deal for Harry Maguire with a world-record transfer believed to be in the works while Sean Longstaff may be priced out of a move by Newcastle United.
The days are swiftly running out in the transfer window and it will be interesting to see what stance the Red Devils end with.