Manchester United ‘to try and convince Paul Pogba to sign bumper new contract’ despite midfielder pushing for Real Madrid move
- Man United reportedly want to tie Paul Pogba down to a new long-term contract
- Real Madrid were interested in signing Pogba but a move failed to materialise
- United to offer him new and improved deal in an attempt to persuade him to stay
Manchester United will reportedly offer Paul Pogba a new and improved contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to remain at Old Trafford.
Pogba appeared set to leave United this summer after revealing he wanted a new challenge in July, resulting in interest from Real Madrid.
However, Madrid didn’t make a bid for the Frenchman and with the transfer window now shut United are keen to tie the 26-year-old down to a new deal.
Paul Pogba looks on during Manchester United’s training session on Wednesday morning
Pogba will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season – but United retain the option of a further 12 months.
However, the Evening Standard claim the Red Devils are unwilling to risk letting their record signing move within a year of becoming a free agent and will try and tempt him with a significant pay rise.
United could face a battle to convince the player to stay, however, with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola and brother Mathias continuing to cast doubts over his future.
On Tuesday, Pogba’s brother said it is common knowledge that Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of the Manchester United midfielder.
United will reportedly try and convince Pogba to stay with a new and improved contract
Mathias, who plays for Manchego in the Spanish fourth tier, told Radio Marca: ‘Zidane wanted players, he didn’t get them, but I have no doubt that he’s going to do the work he needs to do in order to get the team back to the level he wants.
‘I like Zidane and he likes my brother – everyone knows it.’
Mino Raiola attempted to instigate a transfer in the summer and even said: ‘Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.’