Manchester United want to offload Paul Pogba once the transfer window reopens in January – regardless of whether Jose Mourinho stays at the club or not, reports The Mirror.
United have grown tired of the Frenchman’s negative attitude on the dressing room and are prepared to flog the midfielder next month less than three years after making him the most expensive player in the world.
Mourinho has had a frosty relationship with the 25-year-old throughout their time together at Old Trafford but it appears that the Red Devils have finally run out of patience.
United are prepared to sell the midfielder in order to let the manager turn around their stuttering season and for any potential successor to the Portuguese not to inherit the problem.
The Old Trafford outfit are even prepared to let Pogba go out on loan with a view to a permanent move but they are eyeing a potential swap deal with Juventus defender Alex Sandro.
The Italian side, who bought the World Cup-winning midfielder for just £2million in 2012 before selling him back to United for £89m four years later, have registered an interest in taking the France international back to the Allianz Stadium.
Paris St Germain are also keeping an eye on developments but Pogba is interested in heading to Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid his favoured destinations.
His agent, Mino Raiola, has been contacting the best clubs throughout Europe and even contacted rivals Manchester City last year only to be rebuffed and told he was not wanted at the Etihad Stadium by manager Pep Guardiola.
Pogba has not started in the last three Premier League games following a poor display in the draw against Southampton but was restored to the starting XI for the Champions League tie with Valencia in midweek.
He did not do himself any favours with another below-par performance as United were defeated 2-1 in Spain.
The two have publicly been critical of one another but it now appears that United are backing their manager and Pogba will be heading for the exit in January.