Manchester United are allegedly considering handing midfielder Paul Pogba a lucrative new contract in an attempt to keep him on the books at Old Trafford.

The star’s agent Mino Raiola claimed that the Frenchman’s time at Old Trafford was over last year, although the player has since backtracked on those comments.

However, Paul’s contract situation at United remains unchanged; he is due to become a free agent next year, and Juventus continue to be linked with a move for their former player in the upcoming transfer market.

As a result, The Mirror speculates that United’s senior figure Ed Woodward is considering whether to offer the star a mammoth new deal at the end of the campaign or listen to offers for him this summer.

The report also claims that allowing the 28-year-old to run down his deal is simply not an option for the club, although the board have accepted that if Pogba is sold in the summer, they won’t garner anything close to the £89 million they paid for him back in 2016.

Pogba has netted five goals and assisted four more across all competitions for the 20-time English champions this season, and he boasts a total of 37 goals and 37 assists in 195 matches since 2016.