Man Utd ‘ready to make Pogba league’s best-paid player’ amid free transfer fears

Manchester United are reportedly ready to make Paul Pogba the best-paid player in the Premier League amid fears he is set to run down his contract and leave on a free transfer in 12 months time.

Mirror Football revealed over the weekend that there are serious concerns at Old Trafford that Pogba will walk out on United for a second time for absolutely nothing.

Despite their best attempts to get the ball rolling on negotiations, talks with Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola remain in deadlock.

But now, according to the Sun, United chiefs are ready to up the ante and offer the Frenchman a deal he can’t refuse.

Paul Pogba could become the best paid player in the Premier League

It is claimed that as Pogba enters the final year of his £290,000-a-week contract, the Red Devils are preparing a new £104million deal.

That will see Pogba earn a staggering £400,000-a-week over the next five years, making him the highest earner in the Premier League.

United goalkeeper David de Gea currently holds that honour, having agreed a £375,000-a-week contract two years ago amid fears that he would also leave on a free.

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Red Devils bigwigs are keen to conclude negotiations before the new season starts, but will until after the Euros to finalise the finer details.

Pogba gave an update on his contract situation earlier this month, admitting he was yet to sit down with Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to discuss a new deal, and confirmed there was no offer in place yet.

“I have one year left on my contract, everybody knows it. I know that the club is… well there has not been yet a concrete offer,” Pogba said.

“It has not been done. We finished the season with the Europa League then we went on holidays.

“So, I didn’t sit down with Ed Woodward and the manager. We haven’t spoken and of course, I am still at Manchester United.”

It is understood that if United and Pogba are not able to agree terms, the club will look to cash in on him this summer to avoid losing him for free.

Man Utd 'ready to make Pogba league's best-paid player' amid free transfer fears
Pogba is currently representing France at Euro 2020

Real Madrid have most commonly been linked with a move, but United would do well to get close to the £150m price tag they once slapped on the World Cup winner.

Pogba’s second spell at Old Trafford has been somewhat turbulent, but his fine form last season strongly suggests that he has a firm future at the club if he is to sign a new deal.

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