PAUL POGBA has demanded an incredible £500,000-a-week to stay at Manchester United, according to reports.
Were the France World Cup winner to agree that figure, it would far outstrip the £375,000-a-week paid to current highest earner David de Gea.
Meanwhile the Red Devils are reported to be holding ongoing talks with Raphael Varane's entourage.
Real Madrid are said to be willing to sell the Frenchman for the right price this summer.
One of Real Madrid's potential targets is Erling Haaland, but neither they nor Barcelona are reported to be able to meet the Norwegian's wage demands.
That could let United in, with the Red Devils still on a firm financial footing despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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Red Devils star Paul Pogba is reportedly demanding £500,000-a-week to stay at Old Trafford.
The French star, 28, is currently under contract until June 2022.
And his agent, Mino Raiola is said to have told senior members of the United hierarchy his client will sign a deal, but ONLY if it's worth a staggering half a million per week, according to the Daily Star.
Should United agree to Pogba's demands, it would make him the highest paid player in the club's history.
The Daily Star also claim that PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus have all been informed how much it would cost to secure his signature.
Incredibly, with image rights included to that base wage Pogba could net somewhere in the region of £800,000-a-week.
In other news, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can still pull off a title miracle.
He said: “Can we catch City? Stranger things have happened in football. Bigger leads have been given away.
“They have been strong and it’s probably too much to hope and ask for. But as long as we do our job then that’s the main thing.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to reports.
The 27-year-old French centre-back has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Spanish giants.
BILD journalist Christian Falk understands Chelsea are keen to acquire Varane’s signature as they look to bolster their defensive options.
And finally, SunSport have exclusively revealed that United are on the trail of Metz teen sensation Pape Sarr.
The Senegalese 18-year-old won his first cap for his country in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo last month.
That came only four months after his league debut for the French club in November.
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