United put Pogba contract talks on hold – report

source: football365

Manchester United are reported to have shelved plans to discuss a new contract with Paul Pogba.

The club’s record signing is entering the third season of a five-year deal deal signed when United paid £89million to bring him back to Old Trafford from Juventus.

According to ESPN, United had planned to hold preliminary talks with Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola this month following the France star’s World Cup triumph this summer.

But the club had not anticipated Pogba being unsettled upon his return to United, with speculation swirling that he wants to leave once more.

Raiola is said to have tried to engineer a move to Barcelona in the summer and while United were firm in their stance that Pogba is not for sale, the player has continued to fuel speculation over his future, despite claiming that he is not the one doing the talking.

The Independent says some officials at the club are increasingly willing to cash in on the player who has underwhelmed since moving back to the club in 2016. The ESPN story claims United “remain confident they can convince Pogba his long-term future is at Old Trafford” but they will hold off on initiating discussions over a new deal.

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