Manchester United have hardened their stance on France Superstar Paul Pobga – putting a £180million price tag on the want-away midfielder.
United were angered by Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, going public with the France World Cup winner’s desire to leave after three years back at Old Trafford.
The Reds had originally put a £150m price tag on the head of Pogba, who cost United a club record fee of £89m when they re-signed him from Juventus in 2016.
But with the market significantly inflated, and in the face of Raiola’s public posturing and agitation for a move for his client, United are understood to have reassessed their valuation.
If giants like Real Madrid or Juventus want to buy Pogba this summer, they are likely to have to stretch to £180m – double the figure United paid for the 26-year-old three years ago.