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Zinedine Zidane hints at Real Madrid interest in Paul Pogba

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Zinedine Zidane has hinted Real Madrid could swoop for Paul Pogba despite Manchester United’s willingness to pay a world record fee for the midfielder, with the head coach saying his club are always in the market for the finest footballers.

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United have been pursuing Pogba all summer and would contemplate a £100m fee or more for the 23-year-old. Yet Real are Pogba’s preferred choice and if his personal terms and the price demanded by Juventus are met by the Spanish club United face losing out.

Zidane said: “I don’t know if he will come. Until 31 August anything can happen. Everyone is interested in Pogba. He is a great footballer and when you are Madrid you always want the best. But now he is not a Real Madrid player, he is a Juventus player. I can’t say anything more.”

If Pogba were to sign for Real it would be a significant disappointment for José Mourinho as the Portuguese wants him to be a key part of his United side.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Jamie Jackson, for The Guardian on Wednesday 27th July 2016 10.33 Europe/London

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