Paul Pogba is set to enter the final year of his deal and will be able to negotiate with clubs outside the Premier League from January before a possible free transfer in the summer of 2022; Man Utd remain in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho.
Manchester United have opened discussions with Paul Pogba’s representatives over a new contract, while talks with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho continue.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has fuelled speculation over his future at Old Trafford on numerous occasions. Speaking at the end of last year, he said the midfielder was “unhappy” at the club and needed to change teams.
However, the 28-year-old later took to social media where he rubbished claims concerning any departure from United, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also hit out at Raiola for his provocative comments.
The France World Cup winner, who re-joined the club from Juventus for £89m in 2016, has scored 38 goals and registered 42 assists in 206 appearances.
SANCHO TRANSFER TALKS CONTINUE
Meanwhile, United remain in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of England international Sancho.
There remains a gap in valuation, but talks are said to be “moving in the right direction” and all parties are more optimistic of getting a deal done this summer compared to last year.
Discussions over the 21-year-old’s transfer are centred around the overall fee Dortmund want and United’s structure of payments.
It is thought the asking price will be significantly less than the £108m Dortmund wanted last summer – largely due to the economic effects of the ongoing pandemic and the fact Sancho is entering the final two years of his contract.
Personal terms not expected to be an issue after they were finalised when United tried to sign Sancho last summer.
United remains the most “realistic destination” for Sancho – though other clubs remain interested.