Man Utd make £180m Paul Pogba demand after Mino Raiola outburst and Sean Longstaff blow

Man Utd make £180m Paul Pogba demand after Mino Raiola outburst and Sean Longstaff blow

The Red Devils have raised their valuation of the World Cup winner by a further £30m.

Manchester United decided to increase their original demands following Mino Raiola’s public claims over Pogba’s future.

The superstar midfielder’s agent revealed his desire to leave this summer after three years back at Old Trafford.

United paid a club-record £89m fee to Juventus to lure Pogba back to Manchester in 2016.

And they are determined to keep the France international going into the 2019/20 campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended the player in the press, with United’s pre-season schedule now in full swing.

Behind the scenes, though, United chiefs have been angered by the actions of Pogba’s representative.

Off the back of Raiola agitating for a move for his client, Starsport understands United have reassessed their valuation of Pogba.

Man Utd have raised Paul Pogba's valuation

Man Utd have raised Paul Pogba’s valuation, with Sean Longstaff’s price-tag having shocked them (Pic: GETTY)

“United have no intention of letting Pogba go for less than his true value”

The heavily inflated market has also played a part in their decision making.

United have no intention of letting Pogba go for less than his true value.

Real Madrid and Juventus have shown an interest in signing the 26-year-old.

While the Serie A side appear to have pulled out of the race, given the high transfer figures involved, Zinedine Zidane’s Real are still keen to do a deal.

Sean Longstaff

Newcastle will refuse to sell Sean Longstaff for less than £50m (Pic: GETTY)

But it is understood the La Liga giants would have to pay double what United spent on Pogba three years ago.

The £180m price-tag comes as United themselves were left gobsmacked by Newcastle’s own valuation of their top midfielder.

The Red Devils have been quoted a massive £50m for 21-year-old Sean Longstaff, despite the Geordie having only broken into the first-team picture at St James’ Park midway through last season.

It remains to be seen if United will pursue a move for Longstaff, with Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes still on their radar too.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad are training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, including Paul Pogba, are currently training in Australia (Pic: GETTY)

In terms of the interest in Pogba, no bids have been made thus far.

However, Real could be ready to test United’s resolve with an opening offer.

For now, Pogba remains a part of the squad and is training as normal.

United, who are currently away Down Under, play the first game of their pre-season tour on Saturday against Perth Glory, and Pogba could well feature at the Optus Stadium.

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