Paul Pogba is reportedly now leaning towards renewing his Manchester United contract following the return of the Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
The 2018 World Cup winner has entered the final year of his deal and talks over a fresh deal with United have not progressed.
The Red Devils face the prospect of losing Paul on a free transfer next year with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain both want to sign the midfielder.
However, The Athletic reports that the midfielder is now reconsidering the idea of quitting United because of events over the past week.
The report states that Ronaldo’s return to the club on Saturday had a ‘profound effect’ on Paul and there is now the belief that it’s a ‘realistic possibility’ that the player will sign a contract extension with the club.
The Red Devils have already made plans in the event of Paul’s departure next summer and are targeting possible replacements with West Ham’s Declan Rice high on the club’s shortlist.
Paul has made an impressive start to the new campaign with United and has already grabbed seven assists in four Premier League games thus far.
He is on course to break the current record of 20 assists in a single 38-match Premier League season, which is held by both Kevin De Bruyne and Thierry Henry.