Paul Pogba shuts down Man Utd new contract claims as Old Trafford future still unclear
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Paul Pogba’s representatives have dismissed claims that the France midfielder has a new Manchester United deal on the table. Reports suggest United have offered Pogba a blockbuster contract extension with less than six months until he becomes a free agent.
The Sun claim United have tried to tempt Pogba with a stunning £500,000 weekly wage to remain at Old Trafford.
It would see him challenge Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in Premier League history, but he is yet to commit his future to the club.
Throughout his second stint with the Red Devils, Pogba has been heavily linked with European heavyweights, particularly Real Madrid and PSG.
And he is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with overseas suitors this month, plummeting his United status into further doubt.
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But his team have denied reports that he’s snubbing a contract offer because there simply isn’t one.
In a recent statement, a spokesman close to Pogba confirmed there aren’t currently new terms for the 28-year-old to sign.
It read: “To clarify media reports, Paul has not been offered a new contract in recent months.
“Paul is fully focused on his recovery from injury with the aim of helping the team as soon as possible.”
Pogba is still recovering from a groin injury suffered while on international duty with France in November and is yet to feature under Ralf Rangnick.
His prolonged absence has only fuelled transfer speculation, but Rangnick provided an update on his return hopes on Friday.
He said: “As far as I know, I was told a week ago, it would be a minimum of at least another four or five weeks before he is fit for training again.
“I saw him this morning before the training session, he was in the locker room, and I hope he will be back as soon as possible.”
However, the German coach has called for patience on Pogba’s return and refused to pinpoint a specific return date.
“Right now, he’s not been part of the training group and, even if he was back whenever, two, three or four weeks, it will take some time,” Rangnick continued.
“It’s one thing to be training fit but, on the other hand, he needs to be fit for the match and competition in either the Premier League or the Champions League and this will still take some time.”
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