Paul Pogba has his heart set on a summer transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba has told teammates he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer and Manchester United will not stand in his way.
The 26-year-old rejoined United in the summer of 2016 after four years at Juventus in a club record £89.3million deal but has struggled to consistently showcase his best form.
Pogba was desperate to quit following a series of bust-ups with Jose Mourinho, culminating in the former United manager stripping him of the vice-captaincy.
The World Cup winning midfielder was one of the main beneficiaries of United’s decision to replace Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, playing a pivotal role in a record-breaking run of form which catapulted his side back into Champions League qualifying contention.
Pogba’s form, however, like that of his side, has dipped markedly in recent weeks and was heavily criticised for lacklustre displays during defeats last week at Barcelona and Everton.
According to L’Équipe, Pogba has confided in several of his closest allies in the United dressing room, outlining his intention to engineer a move to Real Madrid during the close season.
Pogba is said to be disappointed with United’s inability to compete for major silverware and wants to link up with Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane wants to bring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid from Man Utd this summer (Picture: Getty)‘I know him personally, he is a truly different player,’ said Zidane last month. ‘Few players can bring as much as he can.
‘He is one of the midfielders who knows how to defend, who knows how to attack. He knows how to do it all. I like this player a lot, that is not new.’
With just over two years left on his contract and the likelihood of talks over a new deal commencing remote, United would prefer to sell Pogba this summer, assuming they receive a bid in the region of £150m.
Barcelona were interested in Pogba last summer but have already committed to paying Ajax £72m for Frenki de Jong.
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