Manchester United planning to open talks for Paul Pogba contract extension despite the Frenchman entailed earlier that he wanted to leave.
Pogba was one of the top transfer topics during the just concluded transfer window but Man United managed to scare away suitors by hiking his price tag.
Valued for over £150m, Real Madrid decided to back off a deal they almost concluded after sealing Eden Hazard’s move from Chelsea.
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The Red Devils had more worries when Pogba also disclosed he would love to have new challenges which might mean him leaving the Old Trafford.
Man United have managed to keep suitors away from their then-world record signing who joined from Juventus for £89.3m in 2016 and now they are considering handing him an extension.
Pogba still has 12 months left on his contract paper with Man United but the Red Devils do not want to risk losing their most valued asset.
According to reports from ESPN, Man United look to capitalise on Ed Woodward’s firm relationship with Raniola to seal a contract extension for Pogba whom is yet to receive the offer.
Pogba would be joining Lindelof and De Gea on the renewal list once he seals agreement with his employers.
Man United might have to cross a big sea in convincing Pogba who stayed back due to a broken deal despite being one of Zidane’s top transfer priorities. But be it as it may, Pogba hasn’t ruled out plans to remain at Old Trafford.
The World cup winner would miss Man United’s clash today as they visit London Stadium to battle West Ham United.