Paul Pogba has demanded Manchester United double his salary to £600k a week, according to latest reports from Italy.
The France star is contracted to United until 2021, but he and agent Mino Raiola have recently agreed to enter negotiations over a new deal.
United stood firm on their £180million valuation of the World Cup winner amid interest from Real and Juventus this summer, after Pogba declared it would be a “dream” to play for the La Liga giants.
But Pogba is reported to have demanded that if the Red Devils want to keep him, they must double his £15m-per-year pay packet.
That’s according to Italian publication Tuttosport , which claims Pogba wants to push through a move as he is conscious that Real and Juve have also been monitoring Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
And after a mixed start to the season for United, the midfielder doesn’t want to wait until next summer but is keen to leave in the new year, according to The Sun .
Pogba was missing when United goalkeeper David de Gea took his teammates out for a bonding meal following United’s penalty shootout win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Solskjaer said on Friday: “The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, which was fantastic, but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen.
“So it was better not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. But that’s the way it is.”