Paul Pogba’s agent has confirmed that he is “in the first stage of negotiations” with Real Madrid over a summer transfer for the Juventus midfielder.
Pogba has been heavily linked with Madrid since Zidane’s appointment as Coach at the turn of the year, and Mino Raiola finally brought light to the speculation by revealing talks were under way between him and Los Blancos.
“We’re in the first stage of negotiations,” he told Marca.
“Paul admires Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, and these two aspects can be very important in their decision.”
However, Sport claims a fee may prove a stumbling block due to Raiola’s insistence on a high percentage of commission, which could see the deal balloon from the €100m mark to €270m.
Marca adds Juve will use the money recouped from Pogba’s sale to target Valencia’s Andre Gomes and Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano.