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Man Utd to sign Barcelona midfielder to replace Pogba

Manchester United are eyeing Barcelona midfielder, Ilaix Moriba, as Paul Pogba’s long-term replacement.

The Red Devils are believed to have already held talks with the player, according to Don Balon.

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Pogba is into the last 11 months of his current contract at Old Trafford.

The World Cup winner, who is attracting attention from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, is widely expected to leave United as a free agent next summer.

United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is planning for a future without him and looking around for potential replacements.

Moriba also has less than a year left to run on his contract and it would not cost much to sign him now.

Indeed, they are reported to have held talks with Moriba’s agents over a potential move. And while a move looks more likely next summer, financial pressures could enforce a €25m (£21.2m) sale this summer.

Moriba has made 18 appearances for Barca, including one in the Champions League. He has one LaLiga goal to his name so far.

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