Manchester United have identified AC Milan’s Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 24, as a possible replacement for 28-year-old France star Paul Pogba, whose contract at Old Trafford expires in 2022.


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Pogba’s compatriot Tanguy Ndombele is another midfielder on Manchester United’s radar despite the 24-year-old’s mixed fortunes since his record £53.8m move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2019.

While Pogba’s future at United remains uncertain, Juventus are not planning to bring the Frenchman back to Turin. Pogba won four Serie A titles in as many seasons at Juve before returning to Old Trafford in 2016.

Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, is ready to sign a contract extension at Chelsea worth £120,000 a week after initially being offered a deal with wages lower than the £78,000 a week he currently earns.

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs keeping tabs on Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka, 20.