Manchester United are keeping tabs on Valencia winger Carlos Soler.
According to the Telegraph's James Ducker, the club do not want to take any "unnecessary risks" with Pogba as he recovers from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action since September 12.
Newcastle will have to spend a lot more than £4million to bring a player in that can prove capable of mirroring de Jong's impressive form this season, and that should see Benitez feel regret at selling de Jong. The defeat left the Portuguese's team eight points behind Manchester City, who are yet to lose, after 11 matches.
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With a pivotal month ahead for United with trips to Watford, Arsenal and the visit of the Citizens - as well as the upcoming festive schedule - Pogba's return will give Mourinho and the Red Devils' fans hope of a resurgence in form.
Manchester United have been put on red alert by the news Valencia may be forced to sell Carlos Soler next summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Independent claim the United boss is still frustrated by the failed Ivan Perisic deal and sees Soler as a viable alternative. Pereira is on loan at the Spanish club from United, and is reportedly keen on staying at the club to develop even further.