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Mino Raiola: Paul Pogba's not interested in Real Madrid

Mino Raiola, the agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, has revealed that the France international has no interest in joining Real Madrid.

Mino Raiola, the agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, has revealed that the French international is not interested in joining Real Madrid, nor have they requested that Los Blancos make an offer for the coveted youngster.

In an interview with French sports daily L'Equipe, Raiola responded to recent comments by Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who stated that while Pogba was a fantastic player and could play for any team, they weren't particularly interested in his services at the moment.

"Ancelotti? Perfect. We're not interested in Real Madrid either. As of now, I've never been in contact with them, nor have I ever asked: Do you want to sign Pogba, please?"

Raiola went on to criticise Real Madrid on their transfer policy and hopes Pogba joins a club that truly values what he has to offer their team and allow the Frenchman to realise his full potential.

"We don't want to go to a club like Real Madrid, we want to go to a club that trusts in Pogba's potential. Ancelotti, also said that for him, Pogba is one of the best young players in the world."

Raiola continued discussing Real Madrid's transfer practices, using the example of last summer's purchase of James Rodriguez as an example.

"Madrid buys players like they buy towels and after they're done with them they toss them out, just like a towel. Madrid payed a lot for a player just because he played six good games at the World Cup."

Pogba is expected to leave Juventus this summer, but in order for him to leave the 'Old Lady' it would need to be coming at the club's asking price, which at last reports, was over €100 million.

Where he ends up remains to be seen, but former employers Manchester United - who let him slip through their grasp back in 2012 – along with their Premier League rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been heavily linked with the 20-year-old, as reported by the Mirror.

For now, though, Pogba’s focus is locked on returning to full fitness, with the BBC among those to confirm that a hamstring complaint is set to keep him out of action for up to two months.

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