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Manchester United open Paul Pogba contract discussions

Manchester United have opened discussions with Paul Pogba’s representatives over a new contract.

Pogba is set to enter the final year of his deal and will be able to negotiate with clubs outside the Premier League from January before a possible free transfer in the summer of 2022.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has fuelled speculation over his future at Old Trafford on numerous occasions. Speaking at the end of last year, he said the midfielder was “unhappy” at the club and needed to change teams.

However, the 28-year-old later took to social media where he rubbished claims concerning any departure from United, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also hit out at Raiola for his provocative comments.

United triggered a 12-month extension clause in Pogba’s deal in January 2020, six months before his initial five-year contract was set to expire.

The France World Cup winner, who re-joined the club from Juventus for £89m in 2016, has scored 38 goals and registered 42 assists in 206 appearances.

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