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Pogba’s current deal at Old Trafford will expire in 2022, but United are eager for the Frenchman to commit his long-term future to the club.
According to reports, United are prepared to raise the 28-year-old midfielder’s salary from £290,000 per week to a whopping £400,000 a week in wages.
Pogba has been subject to intense transfer speculation linking him with Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain amid growing uncertainty surrounding his United future.
Now, Madrid have reportedly shifted their transfer strategy after their acquisition of David Alaba this summer.
The 29-year-old defender arrived in the Spanish capital on a free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich.
According to Diario AS, Madrid have been happy with their experience in signing Alaba and will now attempt to sign players on a free transfer.
The Spanish newspaper added that Los Blancos are willing to splash out bonuses if it means securing players in the future.
Pogba has been identified as one target for Madrid next summer, while Leon Goretzka and Antonio Rudiger are also on the club’s transfer radar.
Both Goretzka and Rudiger will be free agents next summer after entering into the final year of their respective contracts at Bayern and Chelsea.
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is also considered one of Madrid’s top targets, with the 2018 World Cup winner’s current deal expiring in 2022.
Diario AS reports that Madrid are only willing to splash out a substantial transfer fee on star players like Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
According to reports, Madrid will prepare their move for Pogba and other free agents by axing three players from the club to reduce their current wage bill.
Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo are all on the chopping block at Madrid, with all three players’ respective contracts expiring next summer.
Diario AS claims Madrid want the aforementioned trio to ‘move on’ and their departures would result in a €76m reduction in Madrid’s salary bill.
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