Paul Pogba is keen on leaving Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to letting Paul Pogba leave this summer if he decides he no longer wants to play for the club.
The Frenchman is believed to be keen on a move to Real Madrid and United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is only likely to increase his desire to move to the Bernabeu.
United paid a then-world record £89m fee for Pogba in 2016 and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward views the midfielder as an important symbol of United’s worldwide appeal.
Woodward blocked Pogba from joining Barcelona last summer when the Frenchman fell out with Jose Mourinho.
Pogba has two years remaining on his deal at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer, too, has spoken of his desire to keep Pogba but recently refused to guarantee he will stay at the club this summer.
And ESPN claim that Solskjaer and Woodward disagree over the Frenchman’s future with Solskjaer of the opinion that the club should not keep a player that doesn’t want to be there.
Woodward feels Pogba’s exit would damage United’s reputation but Solskjaer can ill-afford to carry passengers ahead of his first full season in charge of the Red Devils.
Pogba, for his part, is said to be determined to push through an exit even if the club’s stance is that they will not listen to offers.
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His agent, Mino Raiola, is due to speak to the club once the season ends and could inform them that his client wants to leave.
Even though United are against selling, their valuation of Pogba is around £150m.
The Frenchman will be forced into taking a pay cut if he stays at the club next season after their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
A 25% reduction in his wages will take his weekly salary to around £220,000-a-week.
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