SPORT Juventus of­fer Pogba new con­tract worth £130,000-a-week

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Juventus have of­fered Paul Pogba a new con­tract in a bid to stave off in­ter­est from Manch­ester United, ac­cord­ing to agent Mino Raiola. The cen­tral mid­fielder, sub­ject of se­ri­ous in­ter­est from United, is jet­ting off on hol­i­day after France lost the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship fi­nal against Por­tu­gal on Sun­day night. It is be­lieved the pack­age pre­sented by Juventus will in­clude a wage in­crease to around £130,000 a week.

Raiola claimed he did not speak to Pogba about any po­ten­tial switch away from Turin dur­ing Euro 2016 - but the pair are now ex­pected to dis­cuss their op­tions.

Jose Mour­inho is keen to add a ‘fourth pri­or­ity sign­ing’ to his squad in the com­ing weeks and United ex­pect to have a clear run at the 23-year-old given Real Madrid’s in­dif­fer­ence to the trans­fer fee quoted.

Pres­i­dent Florentino Perez is thought to be cool about the prospect of spend­ing in ex­cess of £100mil­lion for Pogba.

Raiola, mean­while, has en­joyed a close re­la­tion­ship with United this sum­mer fol­low­ing deals for two of his clients Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic and Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan.

The Ital­ian re­vealed on Mon­day morn­ing that Pogba - who would need con­vinc­ing of a move back to Old Traf­ford given their lack of Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball - could yet stay at Juventus.

“There is a lot of talk about Paul’s fu­ture, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” he said.

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