Man Utd want £89m fee back for Paul Pogba but Juventus set to pull out of transfer over £15m wage demands – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED will settle for recouping the £89million they spent on Paul Pogba if they agree to sell him, according to reports.

But a dream return to Juventus could be off the cards due to the midfielder's £15m-a-year wage demands.

Pogba, 27, has just one year left on his current deal at Old Trafford and continues to be linked with a transfer away.

United demanded as much as £150m for him last year but after a turbulent season with ankle injuries – limiting the Frenchman to just eight appearances – as well as coronavirus, they are likely to drop their asking price.

And Corriere dello Sport believe an offer of £89m would be enough for the club to sell.

That is the exact figure Manchester United paid Juventus to re-sign Pogba back in 2016 after four successful years in Italy.

But while the Old Lady may be convinced to meet the price tag, the report adds they could well be put off by Pogba's wages.

He currently earns around £15m per year – or £290,000 a week – and would need to take a major cut to rejoin the Serie A champions.

The Frenchman is desperate to leave the Red Devils this summer having grown disillusioned with life at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid had looked to be the leaders in the race to sign Pogba with boss Zinedine Zidane confident he could get the best out of his compatriot.

But Juve are now the front-runners with reports his agent Mino Raiola has already opened talks with the club over a potential move.

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