Pogba Unapt To Sign A New Contract At Man United
Paul Pogba “increasingly unapt” to sign new contract at Man Utd amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain; Raphael Varane returns for pre-season training at Real Madrid as his representatives finalise personal terms with Man Utd
Talks between Pogba’s representatives and United failed to find a resolution with reports claiming a concrete offer had been rejected by the France midfielder.
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his current deal and United must now make a decision on whether to sell him this summer or allow him to see out his contract
Paris Saint- Germain are interested in signing Pogba – but as yet, there has been no official bid or club-to-club contact.
Pogba, who can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, wants to assess all his options before deciding on what is likely to be the last big contract of his career
United have been looking at alternative midfield targets including Rennes‘ Eduardo Camavinga and Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has returned to pre-season training as his representatives continue to finalise personal terms with United.
United will not open official talks with Real over a fee until personal terms are agreed.
Once a final agreement is reached, it is hoped United will be able to quickly negotiate a fee with Real and add the France international to their squad.
It is understood Varane himself is keen to make the move to the Premier League runners-up last season.
Varane would be a significant statement of intent to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title next season, having established himself as one of the world’s best defenders since joining Real from French side Lens in the summer of 2011.
He has gone on to make over 350 appearances for the club, and be capped 79 times by France, helping them to World Cup glory in 2018 and starting all four of their matches at Euro 2020 before they were knocked out Switzerland.