Man United ready to open contract talks with Paul Pogba – report
Manchester United are ready to open contract talks with Paul Pogba about a new deal, say reports
Manchester United are ready to open contract talks with Paul Pogba in a bid to fend off reported interest from Real Madrid, according to reports in the British media.
The Sun is reporting that the Red Devils are keen to begin discussions with Pogba about a new deal amid talk of Real Madrid being interested in the French World Cup winner.
The same story says that Pogba will demand wages of at least £500,000 a week to bring him level with Alexis Sanchez as the club’s top-paid player.
According to the same article, Zinedine Zidane is keen to bring Pogba to Real Madrid this summer – along with Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard.
The same story says that Manchester United will do whatever they can to keep hold of Pogba for the foreseeable future.
Pogba’s deal has two years left to run, and Manchester United have the option to extend by a further year.
The article says that Manchester United could be willing to put a three-year extension on the table, taking Pogba’s deal through to 2024.
It also claims that negotiations between the two parties could start as early as next week.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently preparing for their Champions League quarter-final showdown with FC Barcelona at Old Trafford on Wednesday night next week.