Manchester United Transfer: Paul Pogba keen on new deal, Declan Rice deal could be funded by two sales

Paul Pogba of Manchester United
Paul Pogba of Manchester United / IMAGO

Pogba keen on a new deal

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent months but it appears that the Frenchman has changed his mind now.

According to reports via Daily Mail, the 28-year-old midfielder has informed people close to him that he wants to sign a contract extension with the Red Devils.

Apparently, the player is on the radar of Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.

It will be interesting to see if the Premier League side can agree on a contract extension with the player in the coming weeks.

Pogba is in the final year of his contract with Manchester United and the Red Devils simply cannot afford to lose him on a free transfer next summer.

The report states that the summer signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho have played a key role in convincing the Frenchman that his future lies at Old Trafford. It appears that the midfielder has been left impressed with the club’s ambition in the transfer market.

Furthermore, the 28-year-old would become one of the best-paid players in the Premier League if he signs a new long term contract with Manchester United this season.

Rice deal could be funded by two sales

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been linked with a move for West Ham United star Declan Rice.

The 22-year-old has developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the league and it is a position Manchester United need to Strengthen.

As per the Express, the Premier League side could cash in on the likes of Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek in order to make way for the England international.

Matic is clearly past his peak and Manchester United will have to upgrade on him and van de Beek has struggled to earn the trust of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he has hardly played since his move from Ajax.

It would be ideal for both midfielders to move on and Manchester United could then go on and sign a top-class player like Rice next summer.