Paul Pogba is set to enter the final year of his Man Utd contract and will be able to negotiate with clubs outside the Premier League from January; Pogba says ‘no concrete proposal’ has yet been made; Man Utd remain in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho
Manchester United have opened discussions with Paul Pogba’s representatives over a new contract, while talks with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho continue.
Pogba is set to enter the final year of his deal and will be able to negotiate with clubs outside the Premier League from January before a possible free transfer in the summer of 2022.
However, speaking on Thursday ahead of France’s Euro 2020 opener against Germany, Pogba said there has been “no concrete proposal” from United yet.
“I have one year left in my contract and everybody knows it. I know that the club made no concrete proposal,” he said.
“We finished the season with the Europa League and after that we had our holidays. I didn’t have the chance to speak with the manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer).Sponsored Links
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“I am still a Manchester United player, obviously, but the only thought I have about my future is the Euros. It’s about the Euros, it’s about focusing on the competition because I don’t want to hear people say ‘ah, he is not focused on the Euros because he’s thinking about his club, his future’.
“Now I am a bit more experienced than I was once and I focus on the present, and the present at the moment is the Euros.
All things related to the club, when you have a competition like this, I try to avoid them. That’s why I have an agent and he is the one that takes care of all this.”
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has fuelled speculation over his future at Old Trafford on numerous occasions. Speaking at the end of last year, he said the midfielder was “unhappy” at the club and needed to change teams.
However, the 28-year-old later took to social media where he rubbished claims concerning any departure from United, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also hit out at Raiola for his provocative comments.
United triggered a 12-month extension clause in Pogba’s deal in January 2020, six months before his initial five-year contract was set to expire.
The France World Cup winner, who re-joined the club from Juventus for £89m in 2016, has scored 38 goals and registered 42 assists in 206 appearances.
Sancho talks continue
Meanwhile, United remain in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of England international Sancho.
There remains a gap in valuation, but talks are said to be “moving in the right direction” and all parties are more optimistic of getting a deal done this summer.
Discussions over the 21-year-old’s transfer are centred around the overall fee Dortmund want and United’s structure of payments.