But the Portuguese was sacked in December and was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has masterminded a remarkable turnaround at United.
That means the club could be faced with the prospect of losing Paul Pogba on a free transfer - or selling him for a reduced price - if no new agreement can be struck over the next 18 months.
Chelsea billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich, is resigned to losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer, AS reports.
The Portuguese boss often dropped the France star from his starting lineup, and stripped him of his vice-captaincy in a public display of defiance. In eight season he has won two La Ligas, four Champions Leagues, two Spanish Super Cups, one Copa del Rey, three European Super Cups and four Club World Cups.
"As the English say, 'There's more to come!' If only you knew what we have planned for next season", he said on German TV show Doppelpass.
Pogba then went on to insist he is happy at Manchester United - for the time being at least.
Brazil wonderkid Vinicius Jr has explained why he rejected FC Barcelona despite being offered a more lucrative proposal before joining LaLiga rivals Real Madrid.
"But I'm happy in Manchester".
"Of course we want him to stay", Pogba said of the caretaker manager.
Solskjaer has engineered a remarkable turnaround, guiding United into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and giving his old club a strong chance of finishing in the top-four.
"He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players".
"This is a transfer that appeals to all sides, and to the player himself - who wouldn't want to play for Bayern Munich?"TeamTalk's source said, according to AS".
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