Manchester United targets Pogba's replacement as midfielder nears exit

Manchester United seems to have gotten used to the idea of not having Paul Pogba around next season, as the team's hierarchy has already started looking for options to replace the footballer.

Pogba has been linked with high-profile moves to Real Madrid and Juventus, who seem to have entered a tug of war over the player's signing. While both clubs seem to be closing in on sealing deal, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked Ed Woodward and Co. to sign him a suitable replacement, and they have found one in one of their Premier League rivals.

According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United's hierarchy has made Youri Tielemans their primary transfer target to replace Pogba. The Belgian midfielder impressed during his loan to Leicester, and his good performances with the Foxes have attracted the interest of some top clubs, which will now have to negotiate with Monaco, his parent club.

Tielemans played 13 games for the Foxes, scoring three goals and handing out four assists. According to The Sun, Monaco's asking price of $50M would be agreeable for Manchester United, who will have to outbid Leicester City, who want to make the Belgian's stay at King Power Stadium permanent.

Manchester United will reportedly not make a move for Tielemans until Pogba's future is sorted out, since his transfer would pave the way for this signing and would fuel their intentions to sign Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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