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Manchester United have reportedly increased Paul Pogba’s price tag to £180million. The France star wants to quit Old Trafford amid strong interest from Real Madrid – and last month admitted it could be time for a ‘new challenge’. Getty 2 Paul Pogba’s Manchester United days appear to be numbered But his move to the Bernabeu…
Manchester United have reportedly increased Paul Pogba’s price tag to £180million.
The France star wants to quit Old Trafford amid strong interest from Real Madrid – and last month admitted it could be time for a ‘new challenge’.
But his move to the Bernabeu has been made harder by United’s tough transfer stance.
The Sun claim the Red Devils originally valued Pogba at around £150million, but have raised the fee by £30million.
United are believed to be under no pressure to sell the midfielder, who they signed in a club-record £89million deal from Juventus in 2016.
Earlier this week, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, defended his client following claims the 26-year-old is trying to force a move away from Old Trafford.
He told talkSPORT: “The player has done nothing wrong.
“He has been respectful and professional in every way and always.
“The club has known his feeling for a long time.
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“It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.
“Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties.”
Pogba, who has two years left on his Old Trafford deal, was named on the bench for United’s pre-season opener against Perth Glory in Australia on Saturday.