The French midfielder has made no secret of his desire for a fresh challenge away from Old Trafford, with Madrid the leading candidates for his signature.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on linking up with his fellow countryman, while Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has been working behind the scenes to try and construct a transfer.
United aren’t keen on selling their star man, but could be tempted to part ways with Pogba , if they can get Madrid’s Vinicius Jr in return.
Spanish publication Eldesmarque report that United would accept a deal worth £85 million plus the Brazilian youngster in exchange for Pogba.
Vinicius, 19, is a rising star in the La Liga, but has made just six league starts for Madrid so far this season.
The Spanish giants are now seemingly prepared to let the forward leave the club, with Zidane not thought to be his biggest fan.
A potential swap deal could therefore work for Madrid, however United will not budge on the £85m they’d demand in additional cash.
United would accept a £160m straight bid for Pogba, but Madrid would rather use another player as a makeweight in any deal.
Madrid are keen to keep financial outlay to a minimum as they plan a long-term bid for Kylian Mbappe.
Pogba only returned from injury last weekend as a substitute in United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford .
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to keep the 27-year-old at United, and talked up his player ahead of the Boxing Day visit of Newcastle .
“We need to get him back into the team,” Solskjaer said.
“He can play anywhere in midfield, he can drop deep and play long passes, he can combine with one-twos, so it depends on the game.
“That’s the beauty of Paul — he is the best all-round midfielder in the world.”