Paul Pogba is STAYING at Manchester United and will hold talks over a new contract, his agent Mino Raiola confirms – warding off interest from Juventus and Real Madrid after months of flirting over a move away
- Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United has been uncertain for the last year
- The World Cup winner has been linked with moves to Juventus and Real Madrid
- The Frenchman also currently has just one year left on his Old Trafford contract
- But his agent Mino Raiola insists the 27-year-old will not leave this summer
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the midfielder will be staying at Manchester United this summer.
The World Cup winner’s future has been up in the air for the last 12 months and he looked certain to leave Old Trafford earlier in the season.
Talk of moves to Real Madrid and Juventus intensified before the coronavirus pandemic, with the £89million man having less than a year left on his current deal.
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has confirmed he will be staying at Man United this summer
Pogba (right) had appeared close to an exit earlier this season but Raiola (middle) has now rubbished those rumours by confirming he will be remaining at Old Trafford this summer
But speaking to Sky Sport Italia, the 27-year-old’s agent confirmed he will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer, with the midfielder also set for a new deal to take him past 2021 after talks were confirmed.
‘Paul Pogba will stay at Manchester United,’ Raiola told the Italian outlet.
‘Pogba is key player for Man Utd, they’ve an important project and he’s 100% included. Man Utd will not accept any bid this summer to sell Pogba.
‘We’re going to speak about a new contract soon, no stress.’
Pogba has had a difficult season for United with injuries keeping him out for large spells
Raiola also confirmed that talks over a new contract for the Frenchman are due to begin soon
Reports had emerged ever since United qualified for next season’s Champions League through the Premier League top four route that Pogba was ready to sign a new deal.
However, other reports in Italy claimed new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo was keen on bringing his former team-mate back to the Serie A champions.
Further reports in Italy had also suggested Juventus could offer former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey or Argentine star Paulo Dybala in exchange, but that door appears to be firmly shut.
Pogba has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid and former club Juventus
Overall, it was a frustrating season for the former Juventus midfielder, playing just seven games in the first half of the season before undergoing surgery on a persistent ankle injury in January.
But the coronavirus hiatus allowed the 27-year-old to recover from injury and play a fundamental role in United qualifying for Europe’s top club competition.
He also began to develop a promising midfield partnership with talismanic January signing Bruno Fernandes, while it appears his relationship with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the mend.
Having struggled with injury early in the season he formed a partnership with Bruno Fernandes