Paul Pogba has reportedly phoned Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele in a bid to convince him to join Manchester United.
The Red Devils are desperate to strengthen their attack this summer but time is quickly running out, and Pogba is apparently taking matters into his own hands.
United have been most strongly linked with £108million-rated Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, but are ready to give up on trying to sign the England international this month.
Dembele has emerged as a cheaper alternative, and a player in need of a switch to reinvigorate his career now that he has fallen down the pecking order at the Camp Nou.
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Pogba has previously got involved in Manchester United's transfer business, and was credited for helping the club get a transfer for Romelu Lukaku over the line.
According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportive, the France international has now called Dembele to talk up a move to Old Trafford.
It is claimed Pogba discussed United's ambitions and pointed out there are many French speakers at the club, including Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly.
He is also said to have suggested Dembele will get more chances at United, as currently he has to compete with Ansu Fati and Francisco Trincao at the Camp Nou.
Finally, he pointed out it would be beneficial for him in his bid to return to the France set-up, with the European Championships on the horizon.
United have made just one signing this summer in £35m midfielder Donny van de Beek.
But Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continually hinted he wants to add more names to his roster before the window slams shut.
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