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Pogba Set To Sign New Contract

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By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

France international midfielder, Paul Pogba is likely to sign a new contract with Engalnd giants Manchester United after his former paymaster, Juventus told his agent Mino Raniola they cannot afford him, Stretty News had reported.

Pogba was Juve’s transfer target and they had shown interest in re-signing the World Cup winner as his contract with the Red Devils is due to expire next summer.

However, the club indicated the deal was off because they are financial stricken and could not meet his salary demands to satisfy his stay at Allianz Stadium.

Just like many clubs around the world, the Italian giants are facing financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who joined from Juventus for a then world-record fee of £89.3million (€105m), has a one year running contract at Old Trafford and United have the option to extend it by another 12 months.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Raiola said, “He is still at the centre of an important technical project.”

“Even in recent years, United have never wanted to open negotiations.

“We’re talking very calmly (about a renewal).

“No stress.”

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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