Manchester United tougher stance on Paul Pogba transfer

Manchester United are holding out for €200m for their star midfielder Paul Pogba as they refuse to budge despite interest from Real Madrid, say Marca.

It is claimed that Madrid must raise significant funds in further player sales in order to finance a move for the Frenchman, formerly of Juventus.

Marcos Llorente, Raul de Tomas, Mateo Kovacic and Theo Hernandez have already been sold to raise in the region of €125m in player funds, but many more players are said to be vulnerable.

Marca report that Zinedine Zidane is insistent in a move for Pogba and whilst the club will not block his demands, it is bringing up a ‘constantly negative response’ from the Red Devils.

Los Blancos may believe they can generate a further €200m in player sales with a number of more established first-team squad players said to be available for transfer, but this in itself is complicated.

Such complications in Pogba’s move may see Madrid retain Dani Ceballos or potentially sign either Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek or Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen instead.

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