If reports are to be believed, Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are ready to offer their star player Paul Pogba a new contract. The contract is being offered to Pogba in an attempt to subdue the growing interest concerning Paul from La Liga side Real Madrid.

According to a report carried by The Times, Manchester United do not want Paul Pogba to part ways with them. The French International player is reportedly a crucial part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for the team and he is desperate to have him in his side keeping in mind the long term future of the club.

Meanwhile, it is an extensively reported fact by now that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants the 26-year-old in his side. He himself has publicly expressed his desire to have Pogba in the team and Pogba has also gone on record saying that he is looking for new challenges after Manchester United had failed to even qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

It is in this context that the United manager is showing an urgency to sign a new deal with the 26-year-old which would give tie him to the team at least for the near future. Member of the 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning France team, Pogba currently earns £144,000-a-week at United and may be considered for a substantial increase in wages if Manchester United want him to stay with them.

Earlier in the summer transfer window, Real Madrid had reportedly offered £27million plus James Rodriguez in exchange of Paul but Manchester United rejected the offer proposed to them.