Manchester United approaches Tielemans as Pogba’s replacement

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Manchester United will reportedly look to target Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans next summer. He will probably be brought in the team as Paul Pogba is all set to leave the Red Devils.

Pogba has less than 12 months remaining on his current contract. He is yet to agree terms over a new deal to stay at Old Trafford. Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are the two clubs who are interested in signing the French international.

According to Manchester Evening News, United doesn’t want the Frenchmen to leave the club. But, if he were to move on next summer then they will consider a move for Tielemans.

Tielemans has emerged as a key player for the Foxes in recent seasons. The head coach Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that the 24-year-old will sign a new contract with the club. The management is deciding to extend his contract as only 24 months remains in his contract with Leicester.

The Belgian international was named as Leicester’s Player of the Season last term. He scored the winning goal in their FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea at Wembley in May 2021.

Interest in Tielemans was replaced by interest in the likes of West Ham’s Declan Rice, Real Madrid’s new boy Eduardo Camavinga, and Wolves’ Ruben Neves.

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However, United ended up not signing any midfielders, instead bringing in Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is in interest in investing in the engine room hasn’t ended though and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have his eye on Tielemans, potentially as a replacement to Paul Pogba.

According to Leicestershire Live, Romano said: “Behind the scenes, many clubs wanted to sign Youri Tielemans this summer.”

One of the reasons why Manchester United failed in their pursuit of Rice is because of West Ham’s high price tag.

Premier League clubs are largely rich and can afford to not sell for low prices, making it often cheaper to purchase from abroad instead.

Although the circumstances are different and many factors are in play. United did sign Varane for less than what Arsenal spent to convince Brighton & Hove Albion to cough up Ben White for example.

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