Manchester United change tune on Pogba’s move presser

Manchester United have expressed their plans to pull all the strings together to keep hold of Paul Pogba by offering him a new handsomely paid contract in an attempt to keep him off all suitors.

The Red Devils midfielder has for long been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer and done nothing to quash the rumours that are causing ripples in the club, he has also admitted saying that the time was right for him to embark on a new challenge, forcing United to slap a £150m price tag on his head.

Now, reports indicate that United have scaled up the game and changed the tune completely in a bid to tempt the World Cup winner to stay at Old Trafford, by almost doubling his wages.

The star midfielder currently on £290k per week wages, but United are prepared to increase that to £500k per week to bring him on par with the club’s top earner and flop Alexis Sanchez whom United is seeking a disposal point.

The United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, and the management are still determined to keep Pogba at the club as much for his commercial value as well as his playing ability having stood out for the club in a disappointing season which saw the Red Devils fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

With interest from Madrid and former club Juventus on the table though, Pogba’s head has now been turned.

Speaking at a promotional event in Japan, Pogba said: “For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody, like everywhere else.

“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to build his side around the 26-year-old but realises it may do more harm than good to keep a player at the club when his heart lies elsewhere.

Madrid has already made an attempt to sign Pogba, offering £90 million, which is the same fee United paid to sign him from Juventus back in 2016 but United in an attempt to bar the club from getting him has scaled up the fee to close to £150 million.

A move to the Spanish capital is Pogba’s preference, with his desire to link up with Madrid boss and French compatriot Zinedine Zidane, who is a keen admirer of the midfielder.

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