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Paris Saint-Germain considering move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba

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Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba amid his uncertain contract situation, ESPN reports.

The Frenchman has entered the final year of his contract with the Red Devils, and he recently revealed that the club have yet to hold concrete talks over a new deal.

Pogba is likely to open negotiations when he returns for pre-season duty. The club are reportedly prepared to hand him a club-record salary of £400,000-a-week.

Amidst this, there has been speculation that Les Parisiens are interested in his services and have already held talks with his agent Mino Raiola over a possible deal.

Pogba is reportedly ‘more open‘ to joining the Ligue 1 giants, but the club will need to offload at least one midfielder to make room for the Frenchman’s arrival.

Ander Herrera, Pablo Sarabia and Leandro Paredes are mentioned as potential candidates who could be shown the exit door to compensate for Pogba’s deal.

Sportslens view:

United find themselves in a precarious position over Pogba’s future, but they are still positive that the midfielder will put pen-to-paper on a new deal.

However, another contract stand-off this summer may tempt them to sanction his sale rather than risk losing him on a free transfer at the turn of the year.

Les Parisiens’ boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly a huge admirer of Pogba, and the club seem determined to sign him despite their recent acquisition of Georginio Wijnaldum.

They have already recruited Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi to bolster the defence and give themselves the best chance of winning the Champions League next term.

Pogba has been inconsistent with his displays at United but recently starred for France at the European Championships as the team played to his strengths.

With United still under transition, Pogba could be tempted to take up the challenge with Les Parisiens, where he could win regular trophies in the prime of his career.

A recent report from L’Equipe claimed that he could be available for €50-60 million. The figure should be affordable for Les Parisiens, who just spent €60m for Hakimi’s signature.

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