Man Utd plot Leon Goretzka transfer swoop to replace Paul Pogba as Bayern Munich contract runs down

LEON GORETZKA is on Manchester United's radar in case Paul Pogba leaves.

Bayern Munich are struggling to persuade Germany midfielder Goretzka – still reeling from England's Euro 2020 win – to sign a new contract.

And France star Pogba has reportedly failed to agree an extension to his Old Trafford deal.

If the 28-year-old heads for the exit door, German newspaper Sport Bild say United are ready to move for Goretza.

Bayen are in a tricky contract situation with main men like Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, both 26.

These superstars know the Bundesliga giants offered David Alaba a huge contract, worth around £16.7million a year, to stay.

The versatile Austria ace, 29, instead joined Barcelona on a free transfer.

But Bayern's apparent readiness to fork out big money has raised the eyebrows – and potentially the demands – of other players.

Meanwhile, United are also determined to keep Pogba, especially after he and they finished the Premier League season so  strongly 

His contract runs until next year but it's claimed Pogba's agent Mino Raiola wants £500,000-a-week wages for the former Juventus hero.


For their part, if they have to sell, United are after close to the £89m they paid for him in 2016.

United are also said to have watched France's Adrien Rabiot during Switzerland's shock Euro 2020 shootout triumph on Monday.

It's been suggested Juve only want around £17m for the ex-PSG midfielder, who played at left-wing-back against the Swiss.

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