Man Utd trigger extension in Pogba contract, Milan boss give Ibrahimovic update and more news


Despite the midfielder talking recently about his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid, the Red Devils have opted to extend his stay at Old Trafford for another year.

Manchester United have triggered the extension in Paul Pogba contract to tie down the Frenchman until the summer of 2022, reports Sky Sports.

Pogba returned to United from Juventus for a €105m deal in 2016 and has been linked with a move to other top European clubs ever since.

His contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was set to expire next summer but the Red Devils, as widely expected, have triggered the clause that has extended his deal with the club by a further year.

It is being claimed that United triggered the clause before the France World Cup winner talked about his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid one day, though Ligalive had already reported that Zinedine Zidane’s side weren’t looking to sign the 27-year-old next summer.

Man Utd trigger extension in Pogba contract
Pogba was dropped from United's starting XI against PSG (Image Copyright: imago images / Sportimage)

Top News 2: Milan boss give Ibrahimovic update ahead of derby clash with Inter

Milan boss give Ibrahimovic update ahead of derby clash with Inter
Ibrahimovic had tested positive for coronavirus last month. Image Copyright: imago images / Gribaudi/ImagePhoto
The Swedish striker went into quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus last month and subsequently missed three games for AC Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recovered from coronavirus and might be a part of the AC Milan starting XI that against Inter on Saturday, per Milan boss Stefano Poli.

The 39-year-old striker, who extended his stay at the Rossoneri by signing a one-year contract extension in the summer, went into quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus on September 24.

Milan confirmed last week that, after passing the 14-days in self-isolation, the striker was tested negative for COVID-19 in two successive tests.

His potential return to the starting XI is a huge boost for the high-flying Milan side that has started the season with three wins on the spin.

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Top News 3: Cristiano Ronaldo earns more than four Serie A clubs

Cristiano Ronaldo earns more than four Serie A clubs
(Image Credit: imago images / Insidefoto / Federico Tardito)

The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar reportedly takes home £540,000-a-week in Turin under the terms of the deal he signed with Juventus in 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s £28m/annum salary at Juventus sees the Portugal international earn more than the squad bill of four Serie A sides, reports The Sun [via La Gazzetta dello Sport].

The four clubs who have a lower squad bill than Ronaldo’s annual earnings include settled Serie A outfit Udinese, while Italian top-flight minnows Hellas Verona, Spezia and Crotone also pay less to all their players than what Ronaldo alone earns per annum.

Little wonder then that the Old Lady’s wage bill, which comprises of £214m per year, is the highest in the Italian top-flight and twice that of Roma (£101m), Napoli (£95m) and Milan (£81m).

The Serie A champions also pay more amount to their manager than any other team in the division, with Antonio Conte raking in £10.8m a year.

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