Manchester United might use Paul Pogba, 27, as bait to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. The Holland international has not impressed since signing with the Italian giants last summer for £67.5million from Ajax.

The Daily Star reports the centre-back, 20, has started just 15 Serie A matches amid knee and shoulder injuries, making him a prospect for United as they look to offload Pogba to his desired destination of Turin and recruit some young talent.

However, Juventus' players have already agreed to forego their wages for four months of this year and, according to the Il Messaggero newspaper, the club is reportedly considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who earns €65m per year. also reported that Everton are planning to sign the club's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, along with his Wales team-mate Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

The only serious contenders for the signature of England international Jadon Sancho are United and Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool had been rumoured to be interested in the Borussia Dortmund winger, but the paper reports the Merseysiders "are said by insiders to not even be monitoring the situation".

Both the Blues and United have contacted the 20-year-old's representatives, but neither is yet willing to pay almost £100m to secure his signature.

Old Trafford bosses will be overjoyed if can secure Sancho, but likely less enthused about having to pay Alexis Sanchez a £1.1m loyalty payment when he returns in the summer.

The Chile forward, who has also played for Arsenal and Barcelona, has had a less than stellar loan spell at Inter Milan, scoring just one goal in 15 appearances since August and leading the Italians to pass on signing him.

If, as expected, the Serie A season is cancelled the 31-year-old will return to Manchester with two years remaining on his contract and United forced to make the loyalty payment.