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Real Madrid looking to block Manchester United’s fourth summer signing

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Real Madrid are looking to block Manchester United’s move in signing of Paul Pogba after their manager Zinedine Zidane revealed his side’s interest in Juventus midfielder.

The 23-year-old’s contract with his current employers runs down in the summer of 2019. He joined the Turin club from the Red Devils on a free contract in 2012. Since joining them, Pogba has become one of the star midfielders in the world.

Juventus star was part of France squad in the Euro 2016 in his homeland. Disappointing it was for Pogba as he saw his national side suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Portugal in the final as Eder’s goal in the extra time saw Portugal beat France to win the European championship.

Pogba is currently on a holiday and is expected to join Juventus’ training session next month. He has been linked with a world-record move to Old Trafford. United are ready to break the bank and pay a fee of £100 million in landing the talented midfielder, according to the Daily Mail.

“In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more,” Zidane explained.

“Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.”

“I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.”

“Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can’t say anything more out of respect.”

Zidane’s latest comments could only complicate it for United as they had set their sights on making Pogba as their fourth summer signing. Jose Mourinho has already helped the Red Devils complete three signings as Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all moved to Old Trafford this summer.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mark

    July 27, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Come on Woodward, you have the money. Use it or loose it. Simple…… The longer this drags out the more you leave the door open for others to walk through it. This makes absolutely good business sense, you can’t help but get your money back on this deal. If we get five years out of this deal, great, on sell to the leaches. If we get longer and he becomes a United Legend happy Happy Days!!!!!! You have to get on the bike before you can ride it…….. NO BRAINER.

  2. Mark

    July 27, 2016 at 7:29 am

    To follow on from my last comment, This deal will not go through until a press release at the New York Stock Exchange so essentially they will be the first to know. This avoids any chance of insider trading, which of course is illegal…..

  3. storm

    July 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Zidane says Real are interested in Pogba, Jose says he fits our profile but we are looking at options. He’s going to Real then.

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