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Man Utd line up Tottenham’s record signing Ndombele as shock Pogba transfer replacement if midfielder leaves

MANCHESTER UNITED are interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.

It’s believed the Red Devils will try to sign the France international, 24, if Paul Pogba leaves Old Trafford next summer.

Man Utd are reportedly keen on signing Tanguy Ndombele
Current Red Devils star Paul Pogba is out of contract in June

According to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, Man Utd want to ‘protect’ themselves from losing Pogba, 28, at the end of the season.

Pogba’s current deal expires in June and it’s unclear at this stage whether he will put pen to paper on a contract extension.

And rumours suggest the Premier League side have identified Ndombele as a potential replacement for the World Cup winner.

The Spurs ace made his first Prem appearance of the season against Chelsea on Sunday and his commitment has come into question.

Ndombele reportedly wants to leave North London but Spurs chief Daniel Levy has slapped a £55million price tag on him.

Tottenham signed the player from Lyon for an initial £55m in July 2019, with that figure rising to a club record £65m.

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Ndombele, a seven-cap international, has failed to flourish in England since the move, featuring in 55 Prem fixtures to date.

Man Utd are also believed to be interested in AC Milan star Franck Kessie, 24, as a replacement for Pogba.

The Ivory Coast international has been a key part of Milan’s midfield since his move from Atalanta in June 2017, playing 145 Serie A games.

According to Transfermarkt, Kessie is valued at £49.5m – meaning he could be a slightly cheaper option than Ndombele.

Both rumours depend on Pogba’s situation and the player’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted he could stay at Man Utd or sign for Juventus.

He said: “Paul Pogba is out of contract in June, so we’ll talk with Man Utd and we’ll see what happens. Juventus? Paul still loves Turin.”

Franck Kessie is believed to be another option for Man Utd

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