Man Utd transfer news: PSG ready to bid for Paul Pogba with Real Madrid daunted by £150m price tag

Juventus are also keen on the French midfielder, who went public on Sunday about his desire to seek a ‘new challenge’

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
Monday 17 June 2019 12:46 BST
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Paul Pogba will be at Manchester United next season

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to give Paul Pogba a way out of Manchester United, as they consider a move for the French star.

The 26-year-old on Sunday finally made his desire to leave Old Trafford clear, stating that it’s time for a “new challenge”, but many sources say he’s for a long time been “desperate to leave”.

Real Madrid has been his No 1 option, and Zinedine Zidane wants Pogba at any price, but the Bernabeu hierarchy are not keen to spend more than £110m after a summer that has already seen them break £350m.

The midfielder would consider a return to Juventus, but the impasse has brought PSG back in, as they weigh up the situation.

There is now a possibility that they sell Neymar this summer, meaning they would consider a creative player.

United’s official stance is that Pogba is not for sale, and it would take a bid of in excess of £150m to change that.

There are existing channels of discussion between the two clubs, however, especially given United’s interest in Thomas Muenier, while they are also keen on Adrien Rabiot, who has refused a new deal in Paris with his contract now set to expire.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola meanwhile has a strong relationship with PSG - possibly stronger than with any other club - and his client Mattijs de Ligt is currently discussing a potential transfer from Ajax.

Pogba wants to leave Man United (AFP/Getty)
Pogba wants to leave Man United (AFP/Getty) (AFP/Getty Images)

The bottom line is however that it would take a huge offer to prise Pogba from United.

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