Paul Pogba must take pay cut for Real Madrid move from Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would need to take a pay cut to join Real Madrid this summer, report ESPN FC.

The France international reportedly earns a weekly wage of €335k at Old Trafford with the outgoing European champions said to not be in a financial position to match this figure.

The contract offer to the star by Madrid may be dependent on the futures of several of their first-team players this summer, most notably Gareth Bale.

Pogba, 26, is said to be disillusioned with life in Manchester and has told several teammates that he is hopeful of a change of club, with the outgoing European champions alerted over the situation.

The France international is said by Diario AS to be keen to complete the deal as soon as possible so that the deal does not become a saga, as his move to United from Juve in 2016 became.

He is said to be unhappy with not being the top earner at Old Trafford following the deal concluded for Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal last year.

Previous reports in Spain claimed Pogba has a strong desire to win the Ballon d’Or and this would be out of his reach whilst still playing at Old Trafford.

The midfielder returned to United in the summer of 2016 from the Bianconeri in a €95m deal, which was then a world record.

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