According to the Sunday People's Steve Bates, the United boss has "lost patience" with the France international and plans on using him to facilitate a £200 million transfer spree (h/t the Sunday Mirror).
Targets reportedly include Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane, while Paris Saint-Germain's Marquinhos and Marco Verratti form the back-up plan. Mourinho also wants Juventus' Alex Sandro to solve his left-back problems.
Pogba's poor form of late has led to plenty of reports about the deteriorating relationship between him and Mourinho, and the Mirror has reported extensively on the situation. John Richardson previously stated his the midfielder's agent, Mino Raiola, is already reaching out to other clubs.
The Sun also waded in on Sunday, with reports Pogba and Mourinho are barely speaking:
The 25-year-old midfielder started the crucial UEFA Champions League last-16 match against Sevilla on the bench and didn't see any minutes in the following contest against Brighton & Hove Albion. Mourinho made the decision after Pogba had failed to score since November and his overall impact on matches had waned.
Pogba is one of the most uniquely gifted midfielders in the world, evidenced by his dominant spell with Juventus, but he has proved a poor fit for Mourinho's tactical setup.
As Eurosport UK shared, the Portuguese tactician has never been afraid to feud with high-profile players, no matter how important they are to the club:
A summer sale still seems highly unlikely, however. The Red Devils paid a then-record sum to bring the Frenchman back to Old Trafford less than two years ago, and they wouldn't be too keen to part with him already, with clubs trying to add him on the cheap.
Per the report, Real value Kroos at nearly £100 million, and they have no need for a player like Pogba, who wouldn't be suited to their midfield. The former Juventus man needs to see a lot of the ball and play behind the forwards, but in the Spanish capital, the emphasis is on passing in midfield, with Cristiano Ronaldo doing much of the scoring.
Verratti has had plenty of struggles of his own at PSG, making little progress the past few seasons. Pogba would be welcomed in Paris, returning to the city in which he grew up.