Real Madrid in advanced talks with €80m-rated Man United star

Man United have warned Paul Pogba that they won’t break their wage structure to keep him at the club, according to reports. France international has long been linked with the exit at Man United and that fire was stoked again when the midfielder recently admitted that it is his ‘dream’ to play for the Los Blancos.

Despite publicly flirting with a move away from the club, Red Devils decided to trigger a 12-month extension on his deal last Friday and could now be set to offer him new and improved terms. Man United would be open to giving him a ‘reasonable’ upgrade on his £290,000-a-week contract to keep Paul at the Old Trafford for several more years.

However, the report goes on to claim that chief executive Woodward is desperate to avoid another ‘Alexis Sanchez-style’ deal after the club struggled to offload the Chilean and his mammoth £560,000-a-week deal before they finally agreed to hand him a £9m payoff as part of his move to Inter Milan.

The Frenchman would be given a pay rise if he decided to renew his deal but would not fight if the player demanded a hefty deal. The report also suggests that Red Devils are ‘relaxed’ about Paul’s future while Woodward ‘remains open’ to allow the World Cup winner to enter the final year of his deal if he decides not to renew.

Following his comments that he would like to play for Real Madrid one day in the future, the Norwegian coach made sure to reiterate that the 27-year-old midfielder is their footballer until 2022.