Manchester United in talks with Pogba over contract renewal
Manchester United manager Olegonar Solskjaer said on Saturday that his club is still negotiating with midfielder Paul Pogba over the renewal of his contract.
Pogba, 28, who won the World Cup with France, has been repeatedly linked with his departure from Old Trafford since his return to the English club from Juventus in 2016 for a world record deal at the time, worth 89 million pounds (122.34 million dollars).
British media reports stated that Paris Saint-Germain had expressed an interest in signing Pogba, who entered the last year of his contract with United.
“There is always speculation about Paul and clubs are always interested in signing him,” Solskjaer said after the 4-2 loss to Queens Park Rangers in a friendly. “We’ve seen Paul at his best and he knows how we feel about him.”
He added, “I have enjoyed working with him and I hope to continue working together. All I heard from him is that he is looking forward to the new season.”
Pogba participated in 42 matches with United in all competitions last season, as the team ranked second in the Premier League behind champion Manchester City, while the team reached the European League final as well, but lost to Villarreal of Spain.
Earlier today, Solskjaer signed a new contract that will keep him at United at least until 2024, with the possibility of an additional year extension.
United will host Leeds United in the first match of the two teams of the new Premier League season on August 14.