Paul Pogba set ripples across the world of football when he claimed that he was ready for a new challenge this summer, indicating that he may leave Manchester United.
Real Madrid have been linked with him all summer so far and within hours of his admission, clubs like Juventus and PSG have also entered the fray as potential suitors for his signature.
As of such United have been put in a testy spot as the higher-ups at Old Trafford are not willing to sell the Frenchman given his commercial and tactical value.
The English giants maintain that he is not for sale and perhaps sought to ward off all interest whatsoever by pegging a £150 million pricetag on his head.
While that amount may discourage Madrid, PSG could still match that sum and thus the Red Devils are willing to take a bigger step as well.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are lining up a bumper new deal for Pogba that will see his present £290,000-a-week wage package rise to around £500,000-a-week, more or less matching what Alexis Sanchez presently makes at the club.
It certainly appears that United’s policy across the board for transfers and contracts alike is splashing ridiculous amounts of money in the hopes that players will accept.
This report is one that comes alongside those claiming that Marcus Rashford will also get a massive pay hike that will see him enter the £300,000-a-week club at Old Trafford.
This is certainly a worrying trend for the club to indulge in given that much of last season was spent dealing with the aftermath of Sanchez’s high wages.
The whole reason the David De Gea saga has turned out the way it has is due to the fact that the club refused to have another player touch the wage ceiling.