Zidane and Real Madrid push to sign Pogba in January

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2019

Pipi Estrada revealed on El Chiringuito what Zidane's intentions were. I've not heard Paul Pogba say he doesn't want to be here.

What is known is that the French manager was determined to sign the midfielder from the Red Devils in the latest transfer window, but Real could not afford his signature at the time. He has been criticised left, right and centre, but when he came back against Rochdale and Arsenal he could've easily not played.

"He wanted to play, he wanted to try to get back and it was too painful".

"He's on the way back and he's recovering".

He will miss United's match against rivals Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, but Solskjaer provided a positive update on the fitness of his No 1.

"And it's a picture". It's a picture and when you play for Manchester United you have pictures taken and there's speculation. "I don't have any problem with that at all".

Pogba was pictured meeting with Zidane during the global break in Dubai, where he has been taking in some warm weather training as part of his injury rehabilitation.

But he was spotted on the beach talking to Zidane on Sunday night, after the Real Madrid boss attended a conference in the area.

Pogba, who is sidelined for the visit of Liverpool because of an ankle injury, has been heavily courted by his fellow Frenchman in the past.

Pogba had said he was interested in a "new challenge," while Zidane made his admiration for his compatriot public.

Pogba had been linked with a move to the Bernabeu all summer, but a move failed to materialise.

The World Cup victor has two years remaining on his current contract, with an option of an added 12 months.

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