Paul Pogba has reportedly rejected a new contract at Manchester United with the midfielder set to ‘force’ an exit from the club this summer.
Pogba has entered the final year of his contract with the Red Devils and his refusal to sign a new deal leaves the club with a major decision to make, with United at risk of losing the France international on a free transfer next summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing the 28-year-old and are prepared to pay a fee of around £45m to sign Pogba, who is ready to ‘force’ through a move to Ligue 1 in search of a new challenge.
According to the Mirror, the deal Pogba has refused at Old Trafford is worth an improved £350,000-a-week and the Red Devils are not prepared to allow the midfielder to leave as a free agent in 2022.
United, however, will hold out for a fee of £50m for the club record signing, who has made 199 appearances across all competitions since arriving from Juventus in a then world record deal in 2016.
Pogba’s potential exit would represent a significant blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the new season, though the fee received could raise vital funds for a replacement, as well as for pursuits of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and England international Kieran Trippier.
United have been linked with the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Saul Niguez, Declan Rice and Ruben Neves as potential midfield additions.