Man Utd ‘offer’ Paul Pogba a pay rise to persuade him not to quit free transfer

Paul Pogba’s current contract is set to expire this summer and Manchester United have reportedly decided to try and convince him to join the club.

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Manchester United have reportedly offered Paul Pogba a new contract worth a total of £500,000 a week in a bid to stop him leaving on a free transfer this summer.

Pogba is out of contract with United on July 1 and his future has been the subject of intense speculation this season.

Having entered the final six months of his contract, the 28-year-old midfielder is currently able to talk to other clubs about a summer move.

He has been linked with former club Juventus, as well as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

According to The sunUnited are now ready to offer him a new contract worth £400,000-a-week ahead of additions in a bid to commit him to his future at the club.

Paul Pogba has yet to decide on his future


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United are believed to be confident the offer is around £100,000 more than Pogba could get across Europe, should he choose to leave on a free transfer in July.

The report says Pogba is yet to decide if he will put pen to paper on the new terms which would make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.

Pogba is currently sidelined with a thigh injury picked up while on international duty with France in November.

United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick said in December he would not try to influence Pogba’s decision as he only wants to work with committed players.

“I wouldn’t say he’s not worth keeping, but players have to want to stay and play for the club,” Rangnick said.

“If a player doesn’t want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long term, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind.

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United reportedly ready to make Paul Pogba the highest-paid player in Premier League history


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“It’s such a massive club, with fantastic support, I don’t think anyone at the club should be trying to convince a player to stay.”

The Sun says that while United hope to keep Pogba, they are also considering options to replace him should he leave this summer.

West Ham star Declan Rice would be their first choice in central midfield, while Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves could be signed for £35m this month.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola hasn’t been shy about discussing his client’s future over the past few months.

United could target Declan Rice if Paul Pogba chooses to leave


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“Pogba’s contract expires next year. We’ll talk to United and we’ll see,” Raiola said in September.

“For sure Turin has remained in his heart and he cares a lot about these things. The possibility of returning to Juventus is there but it also depends on Juve.”

Pogba joined United from Juventus in August 2016 for what was then a world record transfer fee of £89million.

The France international, who is currently on a salary of £290,000 a week, has provided 49 assists and 38 goals in 219 appearances for United.

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William M. Mayer