EPL: Man Utd ready to lose Pogba for free
Manchester United are prepared to lose Paul Pogba for free next summer.
The Premier League club have privately accepted the midfielder will not sign a new contract at Old Trafford, ESPN reports.
Pogba cost a then world record £89.1 million when he returned from Juventus in August 2016.
However, he will become a free agent when his current contract expires at the end of June 2022.
This will be the second time Pogba would be running down his United contract.
Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have in the past expressed an interest in Pogba.
But none of them will make a move for him in January, preferring instead to negotiate a free agent deal next summer.
Although Manchester United could raise a fee for Pogba by offloading him in the January transfer window, it is understood that United’s owners, the Glazer family, are relaxed about the possibility of missing out on a transfer fee having decided that benefits of having the player available for the final six months of the season outweigh the potential financial boost of moving him on in January.