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Paul Pogba to sign new Manchester United contract?

Paul Pogba to sign new Manchester United contract?
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Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claims that Paul Pogba is likely to sign a new contract with Manchester United.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Paul Pogba is likely to sign a new contract with Manchester United.

The France international, who is yet to play in 2020 due to an ankle injury, continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford ahead of this summer's transfer window.

Real Madrid are believed to be determined to sign the 2018 World Cup winner ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

However, Balague believes that the 20-time English champions will ultimately convince the central midfielder to sign a new contract and become the club's "leader" moving forward.

"Paul Pogba was a target for [Zinedine] Zidane, not so much for the club, and the money involved in that deal means that Real Madrid I don't think have Paul Pogba as a priority," Balague told Sport while speaking on his Youtube channel. "Paul Pogba has suggested both, that he wants to go and he wants to stay.

"So he's playing his cards but at the moment I do feel that a player like him would be better serviced to be at Manchester United where he will be the leader, physically he will be fit finally and it seems like they are at least a stable club right now, there won't be changes, [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer will stay.

"I know that the coaching staff at Manchester United feel that Pogba is a good leader, perhaps not so much when things are going wrong, but when they are going right, and you've got to hope, for Manchester United fans anyway, that the finances are in the right place to at least be able to get a stable team, improving with two or three players, meaning he has the chance to shine.

"It's not a good time to leave I don't think and I believe that they're going to convince him to stay with a new contract. But we'll have to see because this is very early in the conversations in that department and as I said he's playing with all the possible cards."

Pogba, who has only made eight appearances for United this season, will see his current deal at Old Trafford expire next summer, although the club do have the option of activating an additional 12 months.


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