As reported by Foot Mercato, negotiations over Paul Pogba’s potential move to PSG from Manchester United continue to progress. A deal between PSG and the French international is all but complete with the player waiting to accept PSG’s proposal which would make the 28-year-old Paris’ third highest paid squad member behind Kylian Mbappé and Neymar following weeks of talks between the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, and PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo.
However, an agreement between Manchester United and PSG over a fee is yet to be found and Pogba, who is ready to move to Paris, is waiting for the two clubs to come to an arrangement before accepting PSG’s proposal. Crucially, according to Foot Mercato, Pogba won’t actively agitate for a move away from Manchester.
L’Équipe reported earlier this week that a bid of €50m may be enough to tempt Manchester United into selling with only a year left on Pogba’s contract. However, Canal Supporters later suggested United would initially aim for between €70m and €80m meaning Paris may need to make player sales to finance a deal as the capital club look to cover at least part of a €250m and €300m deficit. Sergio Rico, Alphonse Areola, Rafinha, Layvin Kurzawa, Thilo Kehrer, Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia could all join Mitchell Bakker, who signed with Bayer Leverkusen for €7m this summer, in leaving the club in order to fill the shortfall.