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Report: Paul Pogba likely to sign an extension with United

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According to a new report from Diario Sport, Paul Pogba is about to sign a brand new contract extension with Manchester United.

It appears that Zinedine Zidane’s dream to bring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid could be crushed by Manchester United this season.

The French midfielder wasn’t able to leave the Red Devils during the summer transfer window because his current club doesn’t want him to leave.

They read Florentino Perez’s negative response to an elevated release clause very well, he isn’t willing to pay €200 million for this player.

In fact, the Real Madrid chairman doesn’t seem willing to pay that amount of cash for anybody.

Maybe he would do it for Kylian Mbappe next season, but there is no other player whom Florentino thinks is worth that much cash in today’s transfer market.

Despite Paul Pogba’s evident success and quality as a player, Zinedine Zidane’s wish got completely trashed by his own boss this summer after United refused to let him leave for €160 million.

There was a small beacon of hope that could’ve given Real Madrid a push forward during the winter, they were hoping to sign Paul in January but recent reports coming from England became alarming for Los Blancos.

Turns out that Manchester United is extremely happy with their best player, they are even willing to increase his wages even more before December comes.

A report from Diario Sport suggests that agent Mino Raiola has been visiting United’s board in several meetings, the plan is to extend the player’s contract until 2021 with an option to sign for another year.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is at least fighting to keep this player at bay, given how poorly the United board is handling the exits of many great players they had.

It was already difficult that Paul would leave last summer, but Lukaku and Alexis’ exits made it downright impossible.

It really didn’t matter how much the player or his agent pushed United, there wasn’t much they could do in order to convince the player’s current employers.

As the Glazer family currently understands, the have one of the most marketing-savvy footballers in the world right now and the income they are getting with him on board is not the same without him.

To those who don’t know, the Glazer family currently own Manchester United and they have been destroying the institution’s traditions since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

This includes taking the team on a negative spiral from which they still haven’t been able to recover.

But as long as the players and the club keep generating revenue, the Glazer family doesn’t care about titles as the fans obviously do.

Pogba could sign in the next couple of months.

Without telling us any details about his new contract at Manchester United, the report suggests that Paul could give up on going to Real Madrid with the numbers that are being offered to him.

There is still a small window of opportunity for Zidane to convince the player, but the final decision depends completely on him.

Knowing that Florentino Perez didn’t want to make the effort to sign him last summer, it is clear that Paul Pogba might not be as excited to play for Los Blancos as he was before the end of last season.

Real Madrid urgently needs a player like him, but Florentino doesn’t see it that way.

The chairman thinks that the club can sign a player with similar characteristics for half that price, but Zidane won’t give up on his demands.

The France legend is determined to make Paul Pogba a Real Madrid player for as long as he remains the club’s manager.

We might start looking at a direct confrontation between coach and president in the next couple of months, this might even sever the relationship between both of them to a point of no return.

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