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Real Madrid transfer news: Zidane confirms that Los Blancos want to sign Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba’s future has been subject to intense speculation

The Paul Pogba transfer has taken a new twist with Real Madrid manager Zidane now confirming that his club are in talks to sign the coveted Juventus midfielder. Manchester United are considered the favourites to sign Pogba, with some reports even claiming that the deal was done.

However, just yesterday fresh reports claimed that the French midfielder himself favoured a move to the Spanish giants while his agent Mino Raiola was pushing for a move to Manchester United.

Mourinho in his first press conference admitted that he wants to bring in four specialists in the summer transfer window.

"We made a nucleus of four positions as a priority to give a certain balance to the squad, and a push in terms of quality that I want," United manager explained.

"As you know, especially the ones with more vision, I am a manager that likes specialists, not multi-functional players."

The Manchester United manager has already managed to sign three of his targets and Pogba is believed to be his fourth. Mkhitaryan and Ibrahimovic's agent is Mino Raiola, who is also Pogba's representative. Raiola has already held negotiations with the 20-time English champions in helping two of his clients join United and the English side are hoping to land his third client join them this summer.

Mino Raiola has a very good relationship with Manchester United and it is believed that Raiola has promised the club he will do his utmost to persuade Pogba to join them. United have made Pogba their priority signing and reports claim that they are ready to break the bank to secure the Frenchman's services. 

However, Zidane speaking to reporters said:

"In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more," the Madrid coach said.

"Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.

"I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.

"Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can't say anything more out of respect."

Juventus confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain last night for €90 million and it is believed that they will certainly sell Pogba. With Pogba almost certain to leave, the only question remaining is whether it will be Manchester United or Real Madrid

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