Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is desperate to lure Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu and has recently spoken to the midfielder, who is similarly open to a deal, but with Los Blancos’ president, Florentino Perez, reluctant to commit, he’s likely to join Manchester United.
This is the bold claim made by El Confidencial, who believe that the La Liga giants have lost out in the race for the 23-year-old, even though both ‘Zizou’ and the player are desperate to link up in Spain.
Pogba’s future has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks, with reports having claimed that the Juventus ace expects to join Man United, while a delegation from the club have also travelled to Italy to thrash out a deal.
However, it’s now being insinuated by El Confidencial that Man United are the Frenchman’s second choice, and that, despite a call with Zidane, hopes of a deal between Real and Juve are all but dead.
It’s understood that the Madrid giants’ president, Perez, is reluctant to commit to the huge financial outlay, is not convinced by Pogba’s ability or attitude and is reluctant to deal with his agent, Mino Raiola.
This has left the player on the verge of a move back to Man United, whom he left for a minimal compensation fee (around £800,000) in 2012 to join Juventus after being overlooked by then manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.