Manchester United have made headlines by bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, but Marca claims that won’t stop midfielder Paul Pogba from running down his contract to join Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2022.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has gone on record to say the 28-year-old will not sign a new contract, but sources have told ESPN that United have not given up hope that he will extend his stay.
This summer is United’s last chance to receive a significant fee for the France international, who has started the Premier League season in incredible form, but there has been no firm contact from any of Europe’s major clubs and there remain doubts about whether Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus could afford the financial outlay needed to sign the World Cup winner without including players as part of the deal.
Sources said that United will seek contract talks with Pogba before he is able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside the Premier League in January, but Marca claims that the player has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu.
Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, would all be interested if he was available for free in a year.