Paul Pogba has told Manchester United he will not renew his current contract and wants to join Real Madrid as soon as possible, say Marca.
The outlet reports that the French star told the hierarchy of United on Wednesday night he had no intention of renewing his deal, which expires in June 2021.
It is claimed that Pogba is willing to ‘follow the Eden Hazard route’ of showing patience and not creating disruption, but being firm in his desire to join Los Blancos.
United have rejected all approaches for the player and value Pogba at €165m (£150m) which Madrid were not be able to finance this summer.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been bullish all summer on Pogba’s future at Old Trafford: “I have no doubt that Pogba will remain at Manchester United this season.”
The France international is said 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.