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Manchester United transfer news: Real Madrid plot £125million bid for Paul Pogba after he reveals Zinedine Zidane ‘dream’


Real Madrid are lining up a sensational £125million bid for Manchester United star Paul Pogba, reports claim.

The Frenchman sparked fury among Red Devils fans last week by admitting it would be a ‘dream’ to play under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.

Pogba admitted he would love to play for Madrid

And according to The Sun, the Spanish giants are set to pounce as they plan a massive summer overhaul of the current squad.

Pogba, 26, rejected a move to Madrid in favour of an £89million return to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016.

However, it is understood Zidane told Pogba he would try and sign him again at some point in the future.


A United insider told The Sun: “Right until the moment Paul signed the contract, we knew Madrid were in his ear.

“Zidane made a last-minute push by asking him to reconsider joining United, blowing all kinds of smoke in the process.

“We had ticked all the boxes and knew Paul wanted to come home but there was always the Zidane concern.

Zidane has returned to the Madrid dugout

“It was at the back of some minds after apparently he said he would love to manage him at some point.”

Pogba’s form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been remarkable and the Red Devils are not willing to sell him at any price.

Solskjaer was yesterday appointed the club’s permanent manager, and Pogba has praised the Norwegian for his instant impact at Old Trafford.

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“I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players,” he told Sky.

“When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club.

“He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players.

“This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before.”

 

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