Real Madrid believe Manchester United will sanction the sale of Paul Pogba should they sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, say Marca.
The Madrid-based daily lead their Wednesday coverage with the news that the Denmark international’s proposed move to Old Trafford ‘holds the key’ for Pogba’s future.
It is claimed that Real Madrid were interested in the Dane last summer but the valuation of €150m meant their interest was discontinued, but now Eriksen is said to be priced at €70m.
Indeed, the Denmark international has once again been linked to Madrid this summer as an alternative to landing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and then Atletico Madrid emerged in the race, as reported by Marca.
That report stated that the former Ajax player is now ‘Plan B’ at Los Rojiblancos should they fail in their pursuits to sign James Rodriguez from their cross-city rivals.
However, ESPN FC are among a number of outlets to say that United are ‘top of the queue’ to land the midfielder this week, ahead of the English transfer window closing.
It is said that Spurs supremo Daniel Levy may allow the club to cash-in on the midfielder – who is out of contract next year – this summer, to provide funds for squad reinvestment.
Los Blancos are said to prefer the signing of Pogba or Donny van de Beek but the option of Eriksen remains on the table as an alternative.
Atleti have already signed Kieran Trippier from Spurs this summer.