Manchester United are a confirmed admirer of a young French superstar who could hold the key to re-signing Paul Pogba

A Chelsea-linked French sensation with the potential to keep Paul Pogba at Old Trafford has been confirmed to be on a Manchester United transfer shortlist, while Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger will return to management to face Lionel Messi and co. – all in Wednesday’s transfer gossip.

Pogba, 28, is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford. His blistering start to the season that saw seven assists notched in four matches showed exactly what the dynamic midfielder is capable of.

However, links to the likes of Juventus. PSG and Real Madrid have not subsided. Indeed, until Pogba signs a new contract, the vultures will continue to circle with Pogba able to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs come January 1.

One factor that could aid the club’s chances of retaining Pogba could come from signing fellow countryman, Aurelien Tchouameni.

The 21-year-old combative midfielder is already a regular for his national side, coincidentally often playing alongside Pogba.

“Manchester United were not trying to sign Tchouameni last summer. So they were not negotiating with Monaco for Tchouameni.

“There were many rumours, but he was on the list of Man United. He’s a player they are scouting with many, many players but they were not negotiating for him.