Manchester United transfer news: Defender linked with Chelsea move, Pogba's dream teammate & more – 20th March
With players out on the international duty, there is always possibilities of new transfer stories flaring through the European football. We take a look at the top Manchester United transfer news from March 20, 2018.
Pogba welcomes the possibility of playing with Neymar
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has faced a lot of criticism in recent weeks after his poor stint of form with several suggestions of him even leaving Old Trafford in the summer. Pogba can still attract offers from the best teams in the world and the Frenchman recently commented on the possibility of playing alongside Neymar.
Pogba is currently on international duty with France where he was quoted saying by Sky Sports: "When you say the word Neymar around the world, everyone knows who he is and what he does. Therefore if I could play with him one day it would be a pleasure."
There have been suggestions that Pogba could be on his way out of Manchester United after Jose Mourinho has struggled to get the best out of him this season, however, Man United board are confident of keeping hold of Pogba and bring in new players next season to challenge Manchester City for the league title next season.
Sanchez convincing James Rodriguez to sign for Man United
New Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez is planning a secret mission to bring Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez to Old Trafford, according to reports from Express.
Alexis has enjoyed a stop-start campaign so far for Manchester United and will hope for a better stint next season with new players arriving through the door at Man United. Sanchez is believed to be in regular talks with James and is trying to pursue the former Monaco star to play for Man United next season.
James is currently at Bayen on a 2-year loan spell from Real Madrid where the Bundesliga side does not have the option of buying him at the end of his loan spell given the £486m release clause Colombian star has in his contract.
Alexis believes James wants out of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and with United needing a more mobile number 10 in their system next season, James is being courted by Alexis Sanchez for a possible move to Old Trafford next season.
Chelsea to rescue Luke Shaw's career
Chelsea are ready to step in and end Luke Shaw's nightmares at Manchester United and sign him in the summer, according to the latest reports from Daily Mail.
Shaw has struggled to win over Jose Mourinho who does not see him ideal to be Man United's first choice left-back. The relationship between Shaw and Mourinho worsened after the English star was hooked off at half-time in United's 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-final.
Chelsea were favorites to sign Shaw a couple of seasons ago before the player opted to join Man United where Mourinho was then managing the Chelsea side who Shaw turned down. Many believe, Mourinho is still fuming with Shaw over his decision about 24 months ago and is determined to kick him out of the club.