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Report: Man Utd optimistic about keeping Paul Pogba beyond the summer

Manchester United are confident Paul Pogba will remain at the club beyond the next transfer window, according to Rob Dawson of ESPN.

The Reds doubt whether any of Europe’s elite clubs can afford the midfielder. As we discussed on Patreon earlier this week, the coronavirus is likely to have a negative affect on the transfer window this summer, and the likes of Pogba may be left disappointed if they were edging for a move to pastures new.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has said he “wants to take a great player to Real Madrid” sparking more speculation the Spanish giants are ready to bid for the France international.

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Juventus are another club constantly linked with Pogba but there are doubts over whether either club could finance a deal, even if the 27-year-old pushes to leave Old Trafford.

His contract runs until June 2021 but United can trigger a clause to extend it for another 12 months until 2022.

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United probably accept Pogba’s value will drop with time running out on his contract, but ESPN claim they still value their record signing at more than £100m.

And as well as the transfer fee, Pogba will demand a hefty salary to go along with it, not to mention agent fees.

The squad were due to return to training on April 10 but that is now unlikely after the British government imposed a nationwide lockdown on Monday night that will last for the next three weeks.

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