Paul Pogba has reportedly demanded a wage package of £600,000 a week in order to commit his long-term future to Manchester United.
The Frenchman publicly declared over the summer that he wanted a “new challenge” elsewhere following three mixed seasons at Old Trafford. No move ever materialised, with United holding firm on their £180m valuation of the player amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
According to Tuttosport, Pogba has demanded that United double his current salary as a condition for extending his contract at the Theatre of Dreams.
The 26-year-old’s contract expires in 2021, with agent Mino Raiola said to have commenced talks with United over a new deal.
United, who recently granted David de Gea a new bumper deal, have encountered difficulties with wages after their decision to hand Alexis Sanchez £400,000 a week gave other top players justification to demand a similar sum.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have identified Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a potential signing in January, reports say. Dembele is in top form so far this season, scoring six goals in six Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon.
The Frenchman has been linked with United in the past, as well as Arsenal and Chelsea, and United have sent scouts to watch Dembele in action.