Man Utd news: Paul Pogba demands wage parity with Alexis Sanchez after Barcelona bid

The Frenchman wants wage parity with Alexis Sanchez if he is to stay (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona target Paul Pogba has told Manchester United bosses that he wants a £200,000-a-week pay rise if he is to remain at the club, according to reports.

The French midfielder is at the centre of a late transfer tug-of-war, with both Barca and Italian giants Juventus keen to prise him away from Old Trafford having been alerted to his discontent at the club.

Pogba fell out with manager Jose Mourinho several times last season, with the pair arguing over his best position, while he was not happy with comments the Portuguese coach made about his World Cup displays either.

Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship is very strained (Picture: Getty)

His agent, Mino Raiola, presented an offer from Barca earlier this week which was rejected by United, and now The Sun report that he has told Ed Woodward it will take a massive new contract offer to convince him to stay.

Pogba currently earns £180k-a-week at Old Trafford, but has demanded an enormous pay hike that would give him wage parity with January signing Alexis Sanchez on £380k-a-week.

setting up a deal for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the event Pogba were to leave.

Pogba, meanwhile, has told teammates at United that he would like to move to Camp Nou, though Barcelona will need to significantly increase their offer to convince United to sell so late in the window.