Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United, confirms Mino Raiola – and is in line for new deal

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Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has confirmed the midfielder will stay at Manchester United this summer.

The future of the World Cup winner has been on hold for 12 months and he seemed certain to leave Old Trafford earlier in the season.

Discussions over moves to Real Madrid and Juventus have intensified ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, with the £ 89million man having less than a year on his current contract.

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has confirmed he will stay at Man United this summer

Pogba (right) had appeared close to an exit earlier this season, but Raiola (middle) has now denied those rumors by confirming he will stay at Old Trafford this summer

Pogba (right) had appeared close to an exit earlier this season, but Raiola (middle) has now denied those rumors by confirming he will stay at Old Trafford this summer

But speaking to Sky Sport Italia, the 27-year-old agent confirmed he will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer, with the midfielder also set to strike a new deal to lead him beyond 2021 after talks confirmed. .

“Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United,” Raiola told the Italian store.

“Pogba is a key player for Man Utd, they have an important project and he is 100% included. Man Utd will not accept any offers this summer to sell Pogba.

“We will soon be talking about a new contract, no stress.

Pogba has had a tough season for United with injuries preventing him from staying away from big spells

Pogba has had a tough season for United with injuries preventing him from staying away from big spells

Raiola also confirmed that talks about a new contract for the Frenchman are expected to start soon.

Raiola also confirmed that talks about a new contract for the Frenchman are expected to start soon.

Reports had emerged since United had qualified for next season’s Champions League through the Premier League top four that Pogba was ready to sign a new deal.

However, according to other reports in Italy, new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo was keen to bring his former teammate back to the Serie A champions.

Other reports in Italy had also suggested that Juventus could offer former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey or Argentina star Paulo Dybala in exchange, but that door appears to be firmly closed.

Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and former club Juventus

Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and former club Juventus

All in all, it has been a frustrating season for the former Juventus midfielder, appearing in just seven games in the first half of the season before undergoing surgery on a lingering ankle injury in January. .

But the coronavirus break has allowed the 27-year-old to recover from an injury and play a fundamental role in United’s qualification for Europe’s biggest club competition.

He has also started to develop a promising midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes, who signed in January, as his relationship with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be on the mend.

Having struggled with an injury early in the season, he formed a partnership with Bruno Fernandes

Having struggled with an injury early in the season, he formed a partnership with Bruno Fernandes

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