Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to transfer talks for Manchester United star Paul Pogba, stating that “talks” are underway about a new contract for the Frenchman who is “looking forward to the season ahead”.
The 28-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the 2021/22 season, which could result in him leaving the club for a reduced fee this summer or leaving for free in July 2022. He’s also turned down the Red Devils’ latest offer, which caught Paris Saint-Germain’s interest.
Man Utd boss Solskjaer discussed Pogba’s contract situation after the Red Devils lost 4-2 to Queens Park Rangers in their pre-season friendly on Saturday and confirmed that the club are still in talks with their representatives about a new contract.
“There’s always speculation about Paul and clubs that are interested and we’ve seen Paul at his best,” said Solskjaer.
“Paul knows what we think of it and I enjoyed my time with him and I hope we can work together. In the discussions between the club and Paul’s representatives, I don’t go into every single one of them in detail. I have nothing to say about that. Lets see what happens. ”
In fact, Solskjaer went so far as to suggest that Pogba is looking forward to the season with Man Utd, hinting that the Frenchman may not leave Old Trafford in the summer.
“The talks between Paul’s representatives and the club representatives are ongoing. All the dialogues I’ve had with Paul are that he’s looking forward to the season.
Unsurprisingly, Pogba is attracting the interest of a number of potential buyers, and Man Utd has even expected a formal offer from French giant PSG to be received in the coming days.
Les Parisiens could step up their attempts to lure the midfielder away from Manchester after it was revealed the former Juventus star turned down the Red Devils’ latest offer, which is believed to be on the order of £ 350,000 a week.
Man Utd could be forced to sell Pogba to one of their European rivals in the coming weeks if they refuse to put a new deal on paper. The Premier League outfit had to watch its youth academy product go away for free back in 2012, and they hope to avoid repeating it a decade later.