Manchester United are set to make Paul Pogba the highest-paid player at the club with a new five-year deal worth £400,000 per week, according to The Athletic.
Pogba has only one year left on his current £290,000-per-week deal and the Red devils are ‘desperate’ to extend his stay at Old Trafford before the window closes.
But, the France is yet to accept United’s latest offer – which will see him earn more than the club’s goalkeeper David de Gea who is earning £375,000-a-week.
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Pogba’s new contract will also see him surpass the wages of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho – who agreed to a long-term contract worth £340,000 and £300,000-per-week respectively.
United are eager for Pogba to sign the new contract – which would run for a minimum of four years, with the option of extending the deal until 2025.
They believe the huge increase on his £290,000-a-week wages will help protect his market value and prevent them from losing him for free next summer after an £89m outlay to sign him in 2016.
But, Pogba will take his time to assess his options as a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain next campaign remains a possibility.
PSG had been linked with a move for Pogba this summer, but Lionel Messi’s move to the Ligue 1 side stopped any deal from happening as they prioritised the Argentine star instead.
Pogba has also been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer but their financial issues have put the midfielder off a move until he’s available for free.
It is unlikely that Pogba will sign a new deal with United before the transfer window closes at 11pm on August 31 as he currently weighs up his options.
Should the club fail to secure his signature, it would be the second time Pogba has walked away from United, having joined Juventus in 2012 at the expiry of his contract.