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Manchester United have added Nicolo Barella to their list of potential Paul Pogba replacements, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have signed three players already so far this summer. And another could be primed to move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United have landed Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

And any further signings will require players to leave Old Trafford as the club look to keep their spending in check.

One star tipped to leave is Pogba, who has emerged as a transfer target for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder has just one year left on his current contract and, as of yet, he’s failed to sign an extension.

So far this summer, the Red Devils have been linked with a host of names as potential replacements – ranging from Ruben Neves to Saul Niguez, Declan Rice to Eduardo Camavinga.

And, now, Calciomercato have claimed the Red Devils are looking at Barella, too.

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The Italy international flourished for his country over the summer, helping them win Euro 2020 by beating England in the final.

Inter Milan are hoping to keep hold of the 24-year-old but, with the club looking to raise funds in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a move away from the San Siro could be on the cards.

Inter are actually hoping to tie him down but United, as well as Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, are all starting to lurk.

The report says that if United lose Pogba, Barella is one of the names under consideration to replace him.

And their positive relationship with the Serie A giants could work in their favour, having sold three players to Simone Inzaghi’s side in recent years.

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Romelu Lukaku was allowed to move to the San Siro back in the summer transfer window of 2019 after falling down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.

Alexis Sanchez then joined him, leaving United on loan initially before Inter signed him permanently last summer.

And Ashley Young moved to Italy in January 2020, though has since returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, former Tottenham star Jamie O’Hara feels Pogba will go – and insists Fred and Scott McTominay aren’t at a level good enough to step up should that happen.

O’Hara said on the talkSPORT Breakfast show: “He [Pogba] isn’t going to sign a new deal. Mino Raiola isn’t going to let him sign a new deal to stay at Manchester United for the sake of it.

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“He’s going to want to see progression. Pogba wants to know ‘are we challenging and are we going to win things?’

“The players they are signing, I think they are on that way again. I don’t think he signs a new deal, I think he’s going to leave on a free.

“I think with the agent he’s got and the way Pogba is, I can see Pogba leaving on a free transfer.

“In terms of playing, I love Pogba. Watching him in the World Cup, he was a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed watching him.

“He doesn’t do it for Manchester United at that level, but you’ve also got to understand the players he’s playing with in midfield for Manchester United are completely different to the players he’s played with for France and Juventus.

“No disrespect to Fred and McTominay, they are not on the level of Kante.

“You talk about where Manchester United need to improve the most, yes they need a centre-half and yes they’ve signed Sancho, they need a world class central midfielder.

“You are never going to win the Premier League with Fred and McTominay.

“You are never going to win the Premier League with those players.”

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