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Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils ‘increase Paul Pogba’s price tag to £180m’ amid Real Madrid interest

Manchester United have reportedly increased Paul Pogba’s price tag to £180million.

The France star wants to quit Old Trafford amid strong interest from Real Madrid – and last month admitted it could be time for a ‘new challenge’.

Paul Pogba’s Manchester United days appear to be numbered

But his move to the Bernabeu has been made harder by United’s tough transfer stance.

The Sun claim the Red Devils originally valued Pogba at around £150million, but have raised the fee by £30million.

United are believed to be under no pressure to sell the midfielder, who they signed in a club-record £89million deal from Juventus in 2016.

Earlier this week, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, defended his client following claims the 26-year-old is trying to force a move away from Old Trafford.

Mino Raiola is dealing with Paul Pogba’s possible Manchester United exit

He told talkSPORT: “The player has done nothing wrong.

“He has been respectful and professional in every way and always.

“The club has known his feeling for a long time.

“It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.

“Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties.”

Pogba, who has two years left on his Old Trafford deal, was named on the bench for United’s pre-season opener against Perth Glory in Australia on Saturday.


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