Paul Pogba is determined to secured a move to Real Madrid this summer window – and is even considering going on strike to force a transfer through.
That’s according to Spanish outlet ABC, who reports that the France international is ready to hand in a transfer request at Old Trafford.
If that fails, he will reportedly threaten to go on strike and refuse to report for training in order to make sure he gets his dream transfer to work under Zinedine Zidane at Real.
Pogba had a disappointing season for the Red Devils, but they still want a big fee of around £160m in order to part with the Frenchman.
Pogba reportedly has his heart set on a transfer to Spain, which he previously said would be a “dream” while on international duty earlier this year.
Juventus have been keen to bring him back to Serie A but Pogba is determined to play in La Liga if he leaves Manchester United.
His agent, Mino Raiola, would stand to gain close to £20m from the transfer and he is desperate to make the deal happen.
But Real Madrid, already facing a need to fund their spending with sales to avoid falling foul of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play restrictions, don’t want to pay as much as the Red Devils are demanding.
It is reported they are looking to spend no more than £111m plus add-ons to bring the World Cup winner to Santiago Bernabeu.
They have already completed the signing of Eden Hazard but want more marquee additions to be at the top of their revival after a miserable campaign.
United, meanwhile, have identified Youri Tielemans as a potential replacement for Pogba and want to land the midfielder before he agrees a deal to make his Leicester City move permanent.