Paul Pogba poised for contract EXTENSION talks with Man Utd… but wants pay rise

Paul Pogba poised for contract EXTENSION talks with Man Utd… but wants pay rise

But the previously unsettled superstar still wants a substantial pay rise to commit his future to Old Trafford.

The World Cup winner was determined to quit United while Jose Mourinho was still in charge.

However, since his departure as manager and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival on an interim basis, Pogba has enjoyed a new lease of life.

The 25-year-old is in the best form of his United career under the Norwegian following an underwhelming two-and-a-half years back in Manchester.

United’s £89m record signing is now happy in the team and showing his importance.

Pogba’s current deal runs until the summer of 2021, meaning the club are in a safe position.

But he is willing to hold talks over fresh terms now, according to The Sun.

And agent Mino Raiola is expected to discuss Pogba’s future with United once the January transfer window is shut.

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is open to signing a new long-term contract at Manchester United now (Pic: GETTY)

“He is after a pay rise to put him closer to that of United’s top earner Alexis Sanchez”

However, the catch is he is after a pay rise to put him closer to that of United’s top earner Alexis Sanchez, who’s on on £500,000-a-week.

Pogba, meanwhile, is still the club’s second-highest paid player as things stand on wages worth £290,000-a-week.

United are likely to have a quiet transfer window with no new signings imminent ahead of next Thursday’s 11pm deadline.

New contracts, though, appear to be on the horizon for some key players.

Anthony Martial is close to agreeing a new deal after also looking likely to leave under Mourinho.

David de Gea is still in talks with United too over a bumper contract.

And on Pogba, a United source told The Sun: “Pogba’s agent is ready to end the problems he has had with the club over the last few months.

“He wasn’t over much towards the end of last year. There was a big breakdown of relationships while Mourinho was in charge.

“Raiola wants to talk about his clients ongoing future when all the January business is concluded, which won’t be too much.

“There were talks over whether he would go, but there is no chance of that. He looks like he’s the happiest he has been in a long time.”

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