LONDON – Manchester United will demand up to £140million for Paul Pogba if he leaves Old Trafford this summer.
Sportsmail revealed this week that Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell Pogba after his relationship with the France midfielder reached breaking point.
The club’s hierarchy are reluctant to sanction the move, two years after paying Juventus a then world record fee of £89m to re-sign Pogba.
They hope Mourinho and Pogba can resolve their differences, but the pair have hardly spoken this week, with the manager increasingly frustrated by the player’s attitude.
Another reason United would prefer not to sell is that five other players look set to leave. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is desperate for the marquee signing to succeed.
But if Mourinho insists Pogba goes as part of his plan to close the gap on champions Manchester City, United would want between £120m to £140m to make a significant profit on their investment.
That would restrict the clubs capable of signing Pogba to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona, City and Chelsea. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is believed to have made contact with all of them in recent months.