Manchester United and Paul Pogba's representative Mino Raiola are demanding £130 million before allowing the Frenchman complete a switch to Real Madrid this summer.
According to UK Sun, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has commenced the search for a quality replacement for the midfielder when he finally quits the Red Devils at the end of the campaign.
The 26-year-old Pogba is keen on leaving Manchester after falling out with ex-club boss Jose Mourinho.
However, Pogba has exhibited decent performances since the arrival of Solskjaer mid-December, with the Red Devils chiefs hoping the French World Cup winner will extend his stay with the Old Trafford dwellers.
The Santiago Bernabeu dwellers have been repeatedly linked with French World Cup winner and Pogba is known to admire his compatriot Zinedine Zidane.
And according to Marca, the staggering £130m is £30m more than Man United coughed out in 2016, before sealing a deal for Pogba from Juventus.
Meanwhile, Red Devils scouts were on hand see major target and Sporting star Bruno Fernandes break Frank Lampard's goal scoring record against Aves on Saturday, with his 28th strike of the campaign.
In addition, Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who was on moving to Old Trafford for £80m last summer is also on United radar
Tottenham's Christian Eriksen is another star United are considering with plans to triple his salaries.