Manchester United ‘fear Paul Pogba will run down his contract and walk out of Old Trafford for nothing after attempts to agree new deal with £89m midfielder have become deadlocked’
- Officials desperate to convince the midfielder to sign a new contract
- The club were forced to trigger a 12-month extension in his current deal
- He has no interest in discussing his future while away with France at Euro 2020
Manchester United are growing increasingly fearful of the nightmare scenario of Paul Pogba running down his contract and leaving the club on a free transfer again.
Club officials are desperate to convince the £89million midfielder to sign a new contract this summer after being forced to trigger a 12-month extension in his current deal.
But their attempts to persuade Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola to agree a new deal have become deadlocked, according to the Daily Mirror.
Midfielder Paul Pogba has just a year left on his current contract at Manchester United
Pogba told RMC Sport: ‘I have one year of my contract left, everyone knows that. There haven’t been any concrete offers yet. We finished the season, as I said there was the Europa League final (which United lost to Villarreal on penalties), and after that we finished the holidays.
‘We haven’t spoken. I am still at Man Utd, the only thought I have for the future is the Euros. I have a little more experience than before. I really want to focus on the present, and the present is the Euros today.
‘All things about the club, when there are competitions like this, I avoid. That’s why I have an agent, and he takes care of all that.’
The deadlock could have implications for United’s other transfer business.
Pogba has no interest in discussing his future while away with France at Euro 2020
Manchester United have made an improved offer for Jadon Sancho.
United have tabled a restructured bid for their top target and England winger Sancho after seeing a first knocked back by Borussia Dortmund .
United’s initial approach for the 21-year-old winger was worth an initial £67m plus add-ons which took the value of the offer to around £75m.
As well as wanting closer to a deal worth £86m, the Bundesliga side also wanted more of the money to be guaranteed along with what they considered more achievable bonuses.
United are also unwilling to meet the asking prices set by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier, according to reports.