Paul Pogba drew attention from Real Madrid and Juventus in the summer, but his efforts to leave Manchester United weren’t successful.

Reports coming out of England and Spain suggested the Red Devils had no plans to let the midfielder leave.

Despite the reported stance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, in Italy claim the 20-time English champions had looked at other midfielders in the event of the France international’s departure.

It’s stated the Premier League club ‘considered’ Napoli’s Fabián Ruiz as a ‘one of the best alternatives’ if Pogba had left Old Trafford.

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Pogba’s still at United, and the club never made an approach for the Serie A player, who impressed for Napoli and Spain U21 over the last 12 months.

Even though Fabián joined Carlo Ancelotti’s side in 2018, the report explains the Naples club are planning to extend his contract. He earns €1.5m net per season and the new deal would double his salary and also have a high release clause.