Manchester United are reportedly interested in open contract talks with France international Paul Pogba, who is being pursued by Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid this summer.
According to a report by a local, free daily newspaper the London Evening Standard, the Red Devils are looking to enter negotiations with Paul Pogba over a bumper fresh deal.
The French midfielder has been strongly linked with Los Blancos in this summer’s transfer market, especially in the wake of his the latest comments about wanting a fresh challenge.
The Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has consistently maintained that Paul has been a top professional and repeated this week that the star can get his aforementioned challenge at Manchester United as well, while also adding that the all-around midfielder is in contention to become the next club captain.
The Red Devils are prepared to take a decisive step in warding off the interest from Real Madrid, as they plan to begin contract discussions with the French star.
While details of the terms that could be on offer haven’t been revealed in the report, the initiation of negotiations are certainly a step in the right direction.
It now remains to be seen if the club can take more positive steps in their attempt to keep Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.
It will be interesting to see if the former Juventus player decides to commit his long-term future to his present club or if he remains determined to make his way to the Santiago Bernabeu outfit this summer.