Manchester United target, Paul Pogba, is set to be offered a brand new five-year contract from his current club, Juventus – report Goal.
The French International is reportedly subject to a £105 million move to Manchester United, with a £16 million annual salary.
But the Italian Champions are determined to hold on to their man, with a meeting between club officials and Pogba’s agent scheduled to be carried out in the near future.
Pogba is currently earning €4.5 million a year from Juventus, but the club is hoping to offer the 23-year-old a brand new five-year contract that is worth €6 to €7 million a year, report Goal.
The Italian giants are hopeful that Pogba will remain in Italy for the upcoming season, despite their salary proposal being almost half of what United are prepared to offer.
Juventus have also been looking to attract Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuaín, to join their squad. The Bianconeri are preparing to activate Gonzalo’s buyout clause of £79 million, which will make him one of the most expensive transfers in history.
News agencies around the globe believe the Juve will be funding the Higuaín move using the money gathered from the sale of Paul Pogba, although Goal reports that this is not the case.
Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is said to be keen on helping his client sign a new deal with the Italian Champions. He told the La Gazzetta Dello Sport in March:
“Juventus and Paul are on the same page here.
“Juve won’t accept anything less than €100m for his sale and I agree with that, though he is more than happy to remain with the Bianconeri. We are even ready to sign a new contract.”
Manchester United are determined to complete the signing before they begin their first competitive match of the season.
Real Madrid were also in the race for the Frenchman’s signature, but have been scared away by the massive £100 million price tag set by Juventus.