- Manchester United are reportedly lining up a new monster deal for Paul Pogba
- The Frenchman has now entered the final 12 months of his current contract
- United are believed to be considering a £400,000-a-week offer over five years
- Pogba said last week he would not consider his club future during the Euros
- Sportsmail’s Ian Ladyman believes United should cash in on Pogba this summer
Manchester United are reportedly considering making Paul Pogba the highest paid player in the Premier League as they look to tie the Frenchman down.
Pogba has entered the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford, worth £300,000-a-week, and his club are keen to prevent him going into the new season with his future still uncertain.
According to The Sun, this means offering him an incredible new £400,000-a-week contract over the next five years to convince the midfielder to stay in Manchester.
This would see the structure of the deal agreed once Pogba returns from the Euros later this summer, with the 28-year-old commenting last week his focus was on his country.
‘I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that,’ Pogba said in a press conference. ‘There have been no concrete proposals for extensions. I’m still in Manchester.
‘After the season there was the vacation, so I didn’t sit down with the managers and coach. I’m focused on the Euro.’
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £385,000 p/w
David De Gea (Manchester United) – £375,000 p/w
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £300,000 p/w
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £300,000 p/w
Timo Werner (Chelsea) – £270,000 p/w
It’s likely to take a monster offer to persuade Pogba to commit his future to the club, as he would be in a position to demand a massive signing on fee alongside huge wages should he wait it out to leave on a free transfer.
Over recent years it has seemed on more than one occasion that a departure was likely, with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola at times appearing to try and publicly force a move.
In December, Raiola was definite in his assessment of his client’s future at United with reported interest from Juventus and Real Madrid.
‘I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United,’ he said to Tuttosport.
He added: ‘Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to. Paul needs a new team, a change of air.
However the Frenchman remained a regular feature of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and made 42 appearances for his club across all competitions last season