Paper Talk: Pogba names his price to stay at Man Utd

Date published: Friday 5th April 2019 8:59 - Rob McCarthy

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Paul Pogba wants a huge wage to commit his future to Manchester United, while a Brazilian star linked with Arsenal is keen on a switch to England – all in Friday’s papers.



Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, reportedly wants £500,000 a week to stay at Old Trafford.

The Sun reports that the France international is demanding the huge sum to put him up there with Alexis Sanchez as the club’s top-paid player, despite serious doubts about the Chilean striker’s long-term future with the Red Devils.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane is hoping to land fellow Frenchman Pogba, as well as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, as part of his Bernabeu revamp this summer.

Pogba is said to be flattered by Zidane’s interest but United are willing to do everything in their power to keep the 26-year-old, who has two years left to run on his existing contract – with the option to extend it for a further 12 months.

United are reportedly ready to put a new three-year extension on the table, tying Pogba to Old Trafford until 2024, but his agent Mino Raiola is aware that his player is in high demand and will push United all the way when negotiations begin next week.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Paul Pogba of Manchester United jokes with N'golo Kante of Chelsea after the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The midfielder is currently on a basic wage of £300,000-a-week, significantly less than flop Sanchez’s £505,000.

The report goes on to state that Raiola is also acutely conscious of Solskjaer’s desperation to keep Pogba, with United almost certain to lose out-of-contract midfield pair Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.


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