Paul Pogba transfer: Man United midfielder wants £500,000-a-week contract to stay at Old Trafford amid Real Madrid interest
Paul Pogba is set to begin contract talks with Manchester United amid interest in the midfielder from Real Madrid.
Los Blancos are tracking Pogba, the France international, now that Zinedine Zidane has returned as the LaLiga club’s manager.
Pogba even admitted it would be a dream to play for Real, when quizzed on a potential move to Spain throughout the recent international break.
“Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” said Pogba.
“There is also [Zinedine] Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football.
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“For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.”
Real are reportedly ready to pay £125million for Pogba this summer, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager, said last week the midfielder will remain at Old Trafford and be a ‘big, big part’ of his plans moving forward.
And to ensure Pogba stays with the Red Devils, they are ready to open contract talks with him, The Sun report.
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However, they will have to splash the cash to keep hold of the 26-year-old as Pogba wants a new deal worth £500,000-a-week – giving him pay parity with United’s highest-earner Alexis Sanchez.
Pogba’s existing deal has two years to run, with United holding the option to trigger a further 12 month extension.
Sanchez’s hefty salary is not only affecting United’s attempts to tie Pogba down to a new contract, with David de Gea, the goalkeeper, similarly keen on being paid around £500,000-a-week.
The glovesman is a target of Paris Saint-Germain’s, with his existing deal expiring at the end of next season.
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