Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United this summer should he fail to agree terms over a contract extension – but a u-turn could force David de Gea’s exit.
While the World Cup winning France midfielder has been linked with a move of his own for months, his fresh run of good form might’ve changed his mind.
However, with his current deal running until the summer of 2022, United will not be willing to lose out on a potential transfer free by forcing him to stay.
Should the 28-year-old decide to extend his five-year spell in Manchester, it could force the club to save money on wages elsewhere as they look at potential additions.
The Sun have reported that De Gea could leave the club this summer should Pogba decide to stay.
The report adds that while United want talks with agent Mino Raiola, any new deal could come at the hefty price of £500,000 a week and force a movement of funds.
Spain international De Gea joined the club during the tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson way back in 2011, but has recently been dropped to make way for Dean Henderson.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said when asked if the club would cash-in on Pogba: “No, of course not.
“I have always said with Paul that I enjoy managing him, I enjoy coaching him, I enjoy talking to him and I also enjoy challenging him because he is a winner.
“He wants to be better and that’s why he listens. You can see he’s enjoying himself here as well.
“He has a smile on his face. It’s important we treat each other with respect and I try to treat everyone with the same amount of respect.
“But there are some players you have known since they were young lads and that’s the case with Paul: the longer you have known them the easier it is to have a bond with them.”
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Pogba told Sky Sports of his relationship with the Norwegian in May: "What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn't go against the players.
"He wouldn't go against the players. Maybe Ole wouldn't pick them, but it's not like he puts them on the side like they don't exist anymore.”
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