Manchester United want to sell Paul Pogba in January.
United’s £89million Frenchman has become such a divisive figure in the dressing room that club chiefs are now ready to flog him for a second time, less than three years after making the 25-year-old the most expensive player in the world.
Beleaguered boss Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with the midfielder.
But it is understood that United are now planning to cash in on Pogba next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as manager.
The feeling is that it is best to part ways now – to help Mourinho turn the season around and ensure that any prospective new manager does not inherit the problem next summer.
United will listen to offers when the transfer window opens in the New Year.