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Manchester United make massive £500,000-a-week offer to Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is reportedly set to be offered a staggering £500,000-a-week deal at Man United
Paul Pogba is reportedly set to be offered a staggering £500,000-a-week deal at Man United / Giuseppe Cottini/GettyImages

Manchester United have reportedly offered Paul Pogba a mammoth Paul Pogba £500,000-a-week deal in a last-ditch attempt to keep him at the club.

Pogba is out of contract at the end of the season and is now free to negotiate a pre-contract with interested clubs. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been long-term admirers of the midfielder while former club Juventus are also interested in bringing the 28-year-old back to the Serie A.

According to the Daily Mail, who quote the Sun, the Red Devils are desperate not to lose the Frenchman for free and are willing to make him the highest-paid player in Premier League history.

The report claims that Pogba could earn a basic wage of £400,000-per-week which would then rise to £500,000-per-week with add-ons.

The club are refusing to let go of the player during the on-going transfer window. Pogba has been out of action with a hamstring injury since November's 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.

United interim manager Ralf Rangnick said in December that he would not try to influence Pogba’s decision because he only wants to work with committed players.

"I wouldn't say he is not worth keeping but players need to want to stay and play for the club," said Rangnick.

"If a player doesn't want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long term, I don't think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind. This is such a massive club, with fantastic support, I don't think anyone at the club should try to convince a player to stay."

United reportedly have lined up replacements in the event Pogba should leave in the summer, with West Ham's Declan Rice and Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves topping their transfer list.