The Old Trafford hierarchy thought they’d weathered the storm in terms of interest in Pogba this summer, but they are braced for further movement before the beginning of next month when the transfer window closes for the rest of the continent.Before the Frenchman returned for pre-season he was away in Tokyo with Adidas and told media that he was keen on a fresh challenge.
That put Real Madrid and Juventus on red alert but neither could stump up the cash that United were looking for.Reports in Spain have claimed that Zinedine Zidane could walk away from the Bernabeu if he does not land Pogba before the European window closes. Related articles
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That’s because he remains a key figure in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuild and despite Pogba’s reluctance to stay, the Norwegian is confident that he can get the World Cup winner enjoying his football again.Speaking after the 4-0 opening day victory against Chelsea on Sunday, Pogba admitted there has been talks with the club over his future.
There have been words,” he told RMC Sport.
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“I’m in Manchester, Im having fun with my team-mates, I want to win matches.Paul Pogba has shown an exemplary attitude ever since agent Mino Raiola told The Times that his client was in the process of leaving the club.Unlike Romelu Lukaku, he played a full part in United’s pre-season tour of Australia, China and Norway.
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Zidane was promised upon return to the Spanish capital, that he would have a mega transfer kitty and Pogba was one of the players he expected to land.But having already spent in excess of £275m, it would prove difficult for Real Madrid to raise enough money to land Pogba.The player is believed to still be keen on linking up with Zidane but that is not likely to materialise this summer.