Real Madrid have reportedly ruled out of the prospect of signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Earlier this week, the Frenchman conceded that it is still his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid and said he would be open to leaving Old Trafford for a move to Santiago Bernabeu.
‘Zidane? We all heard it [the speculation], things were said. My reply? Yes, every football player would like to play at Real Madrid. It may be a dream. It’s a dream for me, why not one day?’ Pogba said during a press conference.
‘I’m in Manchester and I love my club. I’m performing in Manchester, I’m enjoying myself and I want to do everything to put the club back where it deserves to be. I’ll give my all, just like my team-mates.’
But according to AS, despite Pogba’s desire to move to the La Liga side, Real Madrid have no plans to make another push to sign him.
Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of Pogba but Real Madrid have decided to make the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain their major priority next summer window.
They are also planning to sign Rennes’ highly rated 17-year-old star Eduardo Camavinga at the end of this campaign.
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Madrid also have Dortmund striker Erling Haaland at the top of their shortlist of candidates to replace Karim Benzema once the player’s current contract expires in 2022.
Pogba was desperate to move to Real Madrid last summer after telling the Red devils that he wanted a ‘new challenge’.
But, Manchester United were demanding a transfer fee well in excess of £100m and Zidane’s side were unwilling to match that valuation.