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