Man Utd poised as PSG open up to sale of €100m star

Man Utd poised as PSG open up to sale of €100m star

Man Utd poised as PSG open up to sale of €100m star

The article claims that while United are hopeful that Mourinho's initially shaky relationship with Paul Pogba has been patched up, "intermediaries have been involved in devising contingency plans" in the event it goes pear shaped.

Paris Saint-Germain have opened contract talks with Marco Verratti to ward off interest from the likes of Manchester United.

And according to a Don Balon report last week, Mourinho - who has made his intentions in strengthening United's midfield clear this summer - has told the club's board to take advantage of PSG's European misery by offering Verratti a summer switch to Old Trafford.

However, Emery insists Al-Khelaifi's visit is unrelated to any potential transfer, claiming nothing has changed in terms of Neymar's future.

The names being suggested for a new centre-half partner for Eric Bailly are predictably Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti and Tottenham's Alderweireld, but it is the mention of a Verratti/Pogba swap that is eye-catching. Their early exit has heaped the pressure on manager José Mourinho, who is reportedly looking to make wholesale changes to his squad in the summer.

Apparently, 'Mourinho has convinced his boss that the team needs further work, and more top-quality players are necessary to compete with Manchester City. "He has a lot of character, a temperament".

Verratti remains under the microscope in the French capital. "He is going to continue this this process to mature", Emery said. He is a very important player for the present and the future of PSG.

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