KEY POINTS

  • Pogba has entered the final year of his contract at Man Utd
  • He is yet to sign an extension
  • Pogba is Man Utd's most expensive signing ever

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are reportedly willing to offer Paul Pogba a huge salary of $705,000-a-week. 

The Ligue 1 giants are looking to sign Pogba, who has entered the final year of his contract at Manchester United, on a free transfer in the summer of 2022, according to sports media outlet talkSport.

PSG recently produced one of the most remarkable shows in the history of transfer markets by signing Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers before the start of the 2021-22 season.

Pogba, who was also heavily linked with a move to Paris this summer, is believed to have turned down an extension with the Red Devils, according to soccer website Teamtalk. However, with the arrival of Messi and Co. with huge wage demands, PSG could not move ahead with their intention to land Pogba at Parc des Princes in the 2021 summer window. 

The Frenchman started the 2021-22 Premier League with a bang as he provided four assists in Manchester United's 5-1 win over Leeds at Old Trafford on Saturday. He had an impressive run with the France national team as well at the Euros 2020, where he netted a goal and provided an assist in four matches. 

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been keen on retaining Pogba beyond his current contract, a new deal with the player has been complicated. It was earlier revealed that the Red Devils have valued Pogba at around $87 million in the ongoing summer window but the Premier League giants will be desperate to not lose their most expensive player for free next summer. 

After kickstarting his senior career at Old Trafford, Pogba had switched to Juventus in 2012. The midfielder became a star in Italy, scoring 34 goals and 40 assists in 178 matches, across all competitions for the Turin club. He won the Serie A trophy in each of the four seasons he was at Juventus. In the summer of 2016, Pogba made a sensational return to Manchester United at $123 million and became the club's most expensive buy ever.

However, the 28-year-old midfielder has struggled to become a favorite of the fans, pundits or former players. Despite setting up four out of Manchester United's five goals Saturday, he received criticism from former Liverpool star Graeme Souness.

"For me, yesterday the star of the show was [Mason] Greenwood. For a young boy, I thought he was sensational," he said after Red Devils' victory at Old Trafford.

On listening to that, his fellow pundit Micah Richards laughed and pointed out that Pogba had made four assists. To which, Souness replied, "We expect that from a £100 million ($134m) man. I was going to get around to the point. They spent £70 ($97m)-odd million on [Jadon] Sancho and maybe that might be something to look back on and think: 'Do we need to spend that money?' Because that boy is a player, is a finisher and I think he's going to be a top player."

Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United celebrates with teammates Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14, 2021 in Manchester, England. Photo: Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

It was previously reported that Manchester United had opened talks with Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, who the Red Devils are seeing as a replacement for Pogba.