Man United predicted to accept £30m Pogba offer after broadcaster update - pundit
Alan Hutton has tipped Manchester United to offer Paul Pogba for sale in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland defender suggested the Red Devils could get “£30-40million” for the 28-year-old.
As reported by ESPN (27th October), United have accepted Pogba will not be signing a new deal at Old Trafford.
However, the Red Devils reportedly would rather keep Pogba until the end of the season than sell in January.
The report claims the France midfielder has rejected numerous offers of a new contract.
The club are said to be relaxed at the prospect of losing him for nothing next summer.
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However, Hutton suggested Manchester United would still look to strike a deal during the winter window.
Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think they probably will be looking to see what’s available for him.
“I can’t ever imagine a team like Manchester United just being happy to let a contract run down and lose £80-90million.
“Even if they can bring in £30-40million for him, it’s still better. They’ll probably be looking to see what’s out there and who’s willing to pay that sort of fee.
“It’s one of those ones where you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. If nobody’s willing to pay the money and he’s not going to sign a contract, all the cards are in his hand so it’s very difficult.
“He’ll want to play football. If he wants to play for Manchester United, I think he has to up his output for the team.
“His energy levels, everything because we know he’s a top-quality player. He just needs to show it more regularly.”