Manchester United have reportedly started to prepare for Paul Pogba ’ s exit from Old Trafford next summer amid links with Real Madrid.

The Frenchman is expected to leave United after declaring in June that he wanted a “new challenge” elsewhere.

Madrid pushed hard to sign the player over the summer , with Zinedine Zidane particularly keen on him , only for United to hold firm on their £ 160 m valuation.

However , according to the
Daily Mail, United are preparing for life after Pogba by working on deals for two midfielders to arrive before the 2020 – 21 season .

The Red Devils are said to be interested in signing Atletico Madrid ’ s Saul Niguez and James Maddison from Leicester City.

Pogba has been hampered by injury problems so far this term , with a foot injury reducing him to just five appearances in all competitions since August .