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Pogba to leave Man Utd after rejecting £50m contract offer

Paul Pogba has rejected a new £50million contract at Manchester United and is set to leave this summer.

Pogba’s unwillingness to sign a new deal has forced United to look at selling their club-record £89million signing – or risk losing him for nothing next summer.

Paris St Germain are ready to pay £45m for Pogba, who has one year left on his current United contract but has turned down the offer of a £350,000-a-week deal.

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United wanted to tie Pogba, 28, down to a new long-term deal and were prepared to offer him a huge pay hike on his existing £250,000-a-week deal.

But the France World Cup winner and his agent, Mino Raiola, have snubbed the offer in a bid to force through the move to PSG and a new challenge elsewhere.

Faced with that scenario, United are not prepared to let Pogba run down his contract next season and leave next summer as a free agent.

But United are also not prepared to let Pogba go on the cheap and are only willing to sanction his sale if their £50m valuations is met.

Pogba, who left United in 2012 for Juventus, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a club-record fee but has failed to live up to expectations.

The 28-year-old has made 199 appearances in his second spell at United, scoring 38 goals.

After a disappointing end to the season, with United beaten on penalties by Villarreal in the Europa League final, Pogba shone for France at Euro 2020.

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Pogba’s impressive form, despite France’s last 16 exit to Switzerland, boosted his chances of a move this summer, with PSG in prime position.

United are struggling to reach a compromise with Real Madrid over a fee for France defender Raphael Varane.

Talks are ongoing between the two clubs, but Real are holding out for £50m, while United are only willing to pay £40m, with Varane out of contract next summer.

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