The transfer window remains open in Spain until September 2, but Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane reportedly wants the club to move for Paul Pogba as soon as possible.
Los Blancos are coming off the back of a bitterly disappointing campaign which ended without any trophies and having been left well off the pace in La Liga by rivals Barcelona.
In turn, changes were certainly needed and reinforcements had to be brought in, and they’ve arrived in the form of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo.
That should give Zidane a huge boost heading into the new campaign, but reports in Spain suggest that the French tactician isn’t quite satisfied with his squad just yet.
According to AS, he’s eager to land Pogba, who is said to have been given a whopping €170m price tag from Man Utd, who unsurprisingly will not want to lose their prized asset this summer.
Speculation has been rife all over summer over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford after he conceded to the media that he could be ready for a new challenge, as reported by ESPN.
However, on the eve of the transfer deadline in England, he remains a Man Utd player, although as per the AS report above, Zidane is insisting with the Real Madrid hierarchy to launch a bid for his compatriot as he wants to land his signature ahead of any other targets.
It seems unlikely an exit will materialise now, with Man Utd set to be in a position of being unable to bring in a replacement for Pogba given the deadline passes at 5pm on Thursday in England.
It would be a hugely questionable decision to let their most talented player leave with no opportunity to fill the void immediately, and so while Zidane is said to be pushing Real Madrid to make their move on Thursday, time is certainly running out and a Pogba exit doesn’t seem feasible this summer even if they made a €170m bid to satisfy United’s touted demands.