Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG ‘monitoring’ Man Utd and Mino Raiola talks

Three European giants are all monitoring Manchester United’s talks with Mino Raiola over the extension of Paul Pogba’s contract. The France World Cup winner’s current deal is due to expire next summer.

Manchester United have triggered the option to extend his contract to 2022, but any hopes of a stand alone extension past this point looks slim.

According to Italian publication Tuttosport, it seems as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co. are taking too long to make their move but there is also no rush from Pogba’s side, either.

It is claimed there are two reasons why the 27-year-old could leave the club. The first is due to finding himself recently placed on the bench by Solskjaer. Pogba has failed to start United’s last five games in all competitions.

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The second reason is the midfielder doesn’t want to make the same mistake he did before and find himself tied down to a mammoth contract he can’t escape from.

As the club enter discussions with Raiola, it is reported Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are all keeping a close eye on the negotiations.

And it seems as though if Pogba did leave the club, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher explained why the Frenchman and Bruno Fernandes can’t play side by side.

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“I actually admire (Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer for putting Pogba on the bench,” the Liverpool legend said.

“I said here a few weeks ago, after the Crystal Palace game, Fernandes and Pogba, they’re not a midfield together, they can’t play together and they never will be.

“Van de Beek, I don’t understand the signing I really don’t, I don’t get how he’s ever going to play or where he’s going to fit in. As soon as he was signed my thought was he plays No.10, Fernandes plays there, Pogba can play there and you look at it now, and it’s better for the team in terms of having Fred and Scott McTominay there.

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“But Fred and McTominay in there aren’t good enough for Manchester United, or to challenge for the Premier League either.

“And the big problem for me is Paul Pogba, it has been for a long time. Bruno Fernandes is the man in that No.10 position, but I don’t know how Ole can continue to not pick a £90million player so he will get back into the team.

“But for me, him and Fernandes will never work.”

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