Man Utd conflicted over Paul Pogba’s future and fear Mino Raiola has upper hand

Manchester United are divided over the future of Paul Pogba this summer – and fear the star's agent Mino Raiola already has the upper hand in contract talks.

Pogba's United contract expires next year and speculation is rife over his long-term future.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep the French World Cup winner who has become an increasing important member of his squad in recent months.

The 28-year-old has played a key role in the Red Devils reaching their first final under Solskjaer and sealing a Champions League spot.

But he has not yet committed to the future to the club, who are now conflicted over their next move with the midfielder.

The Mirror report that while Solskjaer is keen for Pogba to remain at Old Trafford, United chiefs are considering all options and don't want to be held to ransom by notorious super agent Raiola.

Contract talks are reportedly underway over a new long-term deal as United look to tie down one of their star men.

But the midfielder's wage demands could become a huge stumbling block in a deal be signed.

It is believed Pogba's agent Raiola is demanding up to £400,000-per-week for one of his prized assets to remain at Old Trafford beyond 2022.

United officials are wary of the excessive wage demands and have made clear to Solskjaer they will not simply cave in to Raiola's pressure.

However, Raiola could then urge Pogba to run down his United contract so he can leave on a free next summer.

That would set up the chance to pocket a hefty signing on fee at a new club should his time in Manchester come to an end.

But possible transfer destinations seem limited with European super clubs hit by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pogba's market value is said to have dropped to around £55m but that is still a large sum for suitors such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

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