Manchester United are prepared to begin talks with Paul Pogba over a new contract following Real Madrid’s interest in the midfielder, according to SportFocus.
The France international will have two years remaining on his current deal in the summer but reports have claimed that he is keen on joining up with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
According to The Sun, Pogba is targeting a new contract worth £500,000 a week, which would make him United’s joint-top earner alongside Alexis Sanchez. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear to United’s hierarchy that he wants Pogba, who currently earns £300,000 a week, to remain at Old Trafford. And United are now wary of Madrid’s interest and are looking to secure Pogba on a new three-year deal.
Last week, Zinedine Zidane made it clear that he would welcome Pogba at Madrid. ‘I know him personally,’ Zidane.
‘He brings so much and there are few players who bring as much as he does. ‘But he is not my player, he is at Manchester. ‘He has always said that, after Manchester, Madrid has always interested him. So when his experience at Manchester ends, why not come here to Madrid?’