Paul Pogba could be set for a summer transfer to Real Madrid after Manchester United reportedly dropped their asking price to a £53million.
The France international has come under heavy questioning this campaign, and has recently lost his place in the starting lineup despite the team’s struggles on the pitch.
Now, United are ready to cash in on the midfielder and will accept a vastly reduced fee for his sale, according to Spanish publication AS.
According to reports, United will sell Pogba this summer window despite the player being contracted until 2022. Madrid have been linked with him for some time, with the Frenchman heavily tipped to make a move to Santiago Bernabeu prior to the coronavirus crisis.
Pogba has struggled for form this campaign so far, with the Red devils having made one of their worst ever starts to a season.
At present he currently finds himself on Solskjaer’s bench, with Bruno Fernandes and summer signing Donny van de Beek preferred in the team.
Since, links with the Spanish club have diminished, though it is understood that Zinedine Zidane remains a huge admirer of the player.
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Zidane is believed to have asked the Real Madrid board for both Eden Hazard and Pogba upon his return to the club, and has already had half of these wishes granted.
However, Madrid have a long list of transfer targets, with the club reported to be preparing all energy and resources into signing Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe spoke about Zidane in May: ‘My first idol was Zidane for everything he achieved with the national team. Then it was Cristiano [Ronaldo]. He has won a lot and is still a winner after so much success.
‘Both have left their mark on the history of football and I want to leave my own chapter in the books.’