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Man Utd open Pogba contract extension talks, Sancho talks continue

Thu 10 June 2021 | 20:14

Manchester United have initiated talks with Paul Pogba’s representatives over a contract extension, while they continue pursuit of Borussia Dortmund Jadon Sancho.

Pogba

is entering the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford, with United fear that the Frenchman could leave the club as a free agent at the end of next season.

Mino Raiola

, Pogba’s agent, stated in December that his client was “unhappy” at United, seemingly opening the door for the midfielder to join another club.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from United on numerous occasions, with

Juventus

and

Real Madrid

both consistently mentioned as potential destinations.

However, He later took to social media where he ruled out any departure from United, while

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

also hit out at Raiola for his provocative comments.

A one-year extension in Pogba’s contract was triggered by

Manchester United

last year to give themselves more time to sort out the midfielder’s future.

According to reports, Man United have opened talks with Pogba’s representatives over the possibility of the 28-year-old signing a contract extension.

United will hope to convince Pogba they can be more competitive next season after a promising but off-the-pace second-place finish in the 2020-21 Premier League.

The France World Cup winner has scored 38 goals and registered 42 assists in 206 appearances for the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, United have reportedly opened talks with

Borussia Dortmund

over a deal for

Jadon Sancho

, who is preparing for England’s Euro 2020 opener against

Croatia

on Sunday.

Last summer was dominated by Sancho’s news about moving from Bundesliga to the Premier League, but the Red Devils failed to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the highly-rated winger.

But talks are said to be moving in the right direction and all parties are more optimistic about getting a deal done this summer compared to last year.

Discussions over the 21-year-old's transfer are centered around the overall fee Dortmund want and United's structure of payments.

He was on the verge of moving to Old Trafford last summer, but when United failed to meet Dortmund's £108million asking price he knew that the opportunity to move back to England would come again this year.

United want to pay any fee for Sancho in installments, with agreeing personal terms nothing more than a formality after last year's negotiations.


source: SportMob