Manchester United Will Accept Bids From As Low As £50m To Offload Paul Pogba In The January Transfer Window
Manchester United will reportedly accept bids from as low as £50m to offload wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba in the January transfer window.
Pogba's Old Trafford future was thrown into doubt once again this week after his controversial agent Mino Raiola claimed his time at the club was 'over'.
And now Raiola's comments, which came on the eve of United's crunch Champions League clash away to RB Leipzig, appear to have been the final straw.
Pogba cost the Red Devils a then-world record £89m just four years ago when he returned from Juventus.
But, as per The Sun, United chiefs will now allow the Frenchman to leave for a much smaller sum, going as low as £50m to rid themselves of the midfielder's £290,000-a-week wages and, of course, Raiola.
The 27-year-old World Cup winner has struggled for fitness and form this season and recently spoke about how the draining effects of coronavirus stayed with him.
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:speaking_head: "As soon as Paul's agent realises this is a team sport, the better."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit back at Mino Raiola in his post-match press conference last night, after Manchester United got knocked out of the Champions League.
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He was a 61st-minute substitute in United's Champions League defeat to Leipzig in midweek, a loss that saw the Red Devils crash out of the competition.
Asked if Pogba would leave in January after that exit, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was non-committal, telling BT Sport: "Now is not the time to discuss transfer targets or ins and out at the club.
"You've got to ask Paul if he's happy or not. I'm not going to speak for him. But Paul's focused on doing his best for the team when he's here. He's working hard in training. He just needs to focus on his performances."
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- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 7, 2020
Pogba's current contract was due to expire at the end of the season but United took up an option of extending it by a further 12 months, meaning the ace is tied to the club until 2022.
However, Pogba's representatives were angered by United's refusal to sit down for contract negotiations before they activated the clause, leading to Raiola's outburst this week.
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