European giants 'make offer' to Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba
Juan Mata
Juan Mata
Dean Henderson
Dean Henderson
Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani
Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford
Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw

One of Europe's biggest clubs has reportedly made the first move by offering a contract to Manchester United star Paul Pogba. 

The Frenchman is expected to part ways with the Red Devils at the end of this season as his deal with the Manchester club is set to expire in June and talks of a renewal have waned in recent times.

A number of top clubs are believed to be interested in the potential free agent, including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some players who have been linked with exits from United

According to Manchester Evening News, the latter have now stepped up their pursuit of the Frenchman by making him a contract offer.

The terms of that deal are understood to be less than the offer United made in their latest attempt to convince Pogba to stay at the club. 

If the French side were to secure his signature, he would be their fifth free-agent signing in the past year – they signed Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi after their contracts with their previous clubs had expired.

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The 29-year-old is said to be open to joining PSG, but is understood to prefer a move to his former team Juventus, while Real's interest in him has toned down since Zinedine Zidane's exit from the club.   

It is further claimed by a source at United that many at the club believe the star is "gone", and that the Red Devils are already planning for his departure at the end of this season.  

Here are United's current highest-paid players, and how much they are paid weekly

9. Harry Maguire - £189 904 a week
9. Harry Maguire - £189 904 a week
7. Bruno Fernandes - £240 000 a week
7. Bruno Fernandes - £240 000 a week
10. Juan Mata - £160 000 a week
10. Juan Mata - £160 000 a week
4. Raphael Varane - £340 000 a week
4. Raphael Varane - £340 000 a week
3. Jadon Sancho - £350 000 a week
3. Jadon Sancho - £350 000 a week
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £510 000 a week
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £510 000 a week
2. David de Gea - £375 000 a week
2. David de Gea - £375 000 a week
5. Paul Pogba - £290 000 a week
5. Paul Pogba - £290 000 a week
8. Marcus Rashford - £200 000 a week
8. Marcus Rashford - £200 000 a week
6. Edinson Cavani - £250 000 a week
6. Edinson Cavani - £250 000 a week