Manchester United are considering selling Paul Pogba this summer to avoid losing him for free next year, as PSG have a £43 million transfer on the horizon… with agent Mino Raiola negotiating personal terms with the French club
- Paris Saint-Germain hopeful of signing Manchester United star Paul Pogba
- Pogba still has a year left on his United deal and it seems unlikely he will sign another one
- Agent Mino Raiola is currently discussing personal terms with PSG for a transfer
- United are under pressure to sell to prevent Pogba from leaving for nothing
Manchester United are under pressure to sell Paul Pogba over the next six weeks amid strong interest in the Frenchman from Paris Saint-Germain.
It is clear that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is discussing personal terms with PSG, who believe they can sign the 28-year-old midfielder for less than half of the £89million he cost United in 2016.
Pogba has one year left on his £290,000-a-week contract and has given no indication that he is interested in signing a new contract.
Manchester United under pressure to sell Paul Pogba with interested Paris Saint-Germain
It means he can walk away from Old Trafford for the second time as a free agent next summer.
Juventus paid just £800,000 in compensation when they signed Pogba in 2012, and received a then-world record fee from United when he moved in the opposite direction four years later.
United must now decide whether to recoup some of that money by selling Pogba before the August 31 transfer deadline, or keep the player for another season and risk losing him for nothing.
PSG, one of the few clubs in Europe to be able to afford his salary, believe they could persuade United to sell for around £43 million, although the two clubs are believed to have not been contacted yet.
There is also likely to be interest from Spain and Italy for Pogba, who has repeatedly flirted with Real Madrid.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola discusses terms with PSG, who are hoping for £43m compensation
He will return next week to prepare for the post-Euro 2020 season and a family vacation in Florida.
Asked about the situation last month, he said: “I still have a contract for one year, everyone knows that. There are no concrete proposals for extensions. I’m still in Manchester.’
United signed Donny van de Beek last summer to cover up Pogba’s departure, and are linked with a number of potential replacements, including Declan Rice, Eduardo Camavinga and Saul Niguez.