Man United planning to offer new contract to €80m-rated midfielder

Man United have told Paul Pogba to forget about an Alexis Sanchez-style pay packet if he signs a new deal, claims a report. The Red Devils finally managed to offload Chile international to Inter Milan in August with two years to run on his massive Man United deal.

Alexis received a “small pay-off from Man United” after agreeing to waive the final two years of his £560k-per-week deal. It saved Red Devils nearly £40m in wages and club officials are wary of making the same mistake with a deal for Paul Pogba. Ed Woodard has already warned France international that a bumper rise is nor on the cards.

Red Devils recently exercised the one-year option in Paul’s deal, tying him to Man United until June 2022. That will buy the club time over negotiating another deal for Pogba. The report suggests that Red Devils are keen on extending the 27-year-old midfielder’s stay but the offer to keep him will not break the bank.

Executive vice-chairman Woodward and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “are in a deal the wage structure will not be broken for any player”. Paul will be given a pay rise on his £270,000-a-week deal if he signs a new deal, but intermediaries in the deal have been told that a mega offer will not be forthcoming.

Red Devils are said to be “relaxed” about the process and Paul Pogba could run into the final year of his contract. Paul himself is believed to be unsure where his future lies after recently speaking about his “dream” to play for Real Madrid.