Darren Bent ‘identifies’ Manchester United midfielder Chelsea should sign to partner N’Golo Kante

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Paul Pogba’s contract at United expires at the end of the season.

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent thinks Chelsea should look to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.

The pundit, who represented England 13 times during his career, believes Pogba would be a great partner for N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ midfield.

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Pogba’s contract at United is set to expire at the end of the season, with the 28-year-old looking likely to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer.

Every team in the worlds needs an N'Golo Kante and the BBC's starting XI is no different. Clever on the ball, covers so much ground and tactically aware. World classEvery team in the worlds needs an N'Golo Kante and the BBC's starting XI is no different. Clever on the ball, covers so much ground and tactically aware. World class
Every team in the worlds needs an N'Golo Kante and the BBC's starting XI is no different. Clever on the ball, covers so much ground and tactically aware. World class

The Red Devils’ no.6 is no stranger to playing alongside Kante due to the pair being regularly chosen to represent the French national team.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent thinks Thomas Tuchel should sign Pogba because of his ‘wow’ partnership with Kante for France.

He said: “When Paul Pogba plays alongside Kante he looks like a completely different player, if they [Chelsea] were to sign him…wow.”

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Pogba is currently in his second spell with United, having re-joined the club from Juventus for £89m in 2016.

Paul Pogba in action for France. Credit: Getty.Paul Pogba in action for France. Credit: Getty.
Paul Pogba in action for France. Credit: Getty. | AFP via Getty Images

His tenure in Manchester has been hit and miss, with his attitude and performances criticised by fans and pundits.

However, prior to his injury this season, the midfielder looked to be getting back to his best, collecting seven assists in nine Premier League matches.

If Chelsea were to explore the option of signing the 28-year-old, they face competition from Ligue 1 leaders Paris-Saint Germain.

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According to L’Equipe, the French club see Pogba as a “key” target this summer and sporting director Leonardo has already “held talks” with the player’s agent Mino Raiola about a move to the Parc des Princes.

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