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United ready to swap Paul Pogba for Juventus flop Matthijs de Ligt

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba falls on the ball during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on December 22, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba falls on the ball during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on December 22, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

An interesting rumor in The Daily Mail suggests that Manchester United are considering a potential Paul Pogba swap for Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt in the summer, once and if the transfer window opens.

Pogba has been linked with multiple clubs in recent months after many feel he has lost his desire to play at United and with one year left on his contract, anything is possible.

Juve defender De Ligt was once a target of United while he was at Ajax and has found life at Italy tough, losing his starting role in January.

Pogba has expressed his desire to return to Juventus, a club he is familiar with having played there for four years before joining with United. If a move happened than a Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo midfield lineup with be very impressive and something that Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is a fan of seeing as well.

Many feel that the coronavirus outbreak will drop players’ transfer fees, making high profile player moves more affordable for teams. The World Cup winning Pogba is now said to be worth only £31m, so this swap deal would suit both sides, with potentially as little as £30m changing hands.

Real Madrid also want De Ligt but it is thought the defender would be more comfortable with a move to England.