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Paul Pogba Stalling Over New Manchester United Contract Amid Links to PSG

Pogba is delaying signing a new United contract
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Paul Pogba is reportedly going to delay signing a new Manchester United contract until deadline day as he continues to be linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman is in the final year of his contract but is in no rush to sign a new deal, having previously admitted he hadn't been made an offer by the club.

Pogba played an important role in United's season opener victory against Leeds United on Saturday, but his future remains unclear, and according to the Daily Mail, the midfielder could put off signing a new deal until the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

The report adds that United want him to sign a new deal as soon as possible, and are offering him a four-year contract which would see him earn a significant raise on his current £290,000-a-week contract.

The report also claims that Pogba is not completely ruling out signing a new deal at Old Trafford and is also reportedly optimistic about the direction in which the club are headed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, PSG continue to retain an interest in Pogba despite their budget- busting move for Lionel Messi this summer.

If Pogba does not extend his deal at United by the turn of the year, he can start discussing potential free-transfer moves from January onwards.

However, Solskjaer is confident the United fans can convince Pogba to stay on at the club. When asked if the love from supporters can change Pogba’s mind, Solskjaer replied: "The short answer is yes!"

He added: "The last 18 months have been strange. The only interaction has been through media. You’ve watched the games on telly and haven’t had that connection. So to be reunited with the fans again, like Paul and Bruno (Fernandes) today, is important. This is Man United, the real Man United. This is how I sold Man United to Edinson (Cavani) for example. You can’t leave after one season playing with no fans. That’s Man United: fans, players, everyone together."