Paul Pogba: Real Madrid set to launch bid for Man Utd midfielder

Paul Pogba: Real Madrid set to launch bid for Man Utd midfielder

- Paul Pogba joined the Red Devils from Italian side Juventus in 2016

- Real Madrid have been monitoring the player since last year

- Zinedine Zidane has urged the club to do everything to bring the player to Santiago Bernabeu

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a move to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United after Los Blancos failed to get the player last season.

Reports have it that manager Zinedine Zidane is not happy that the club is finding it difficult to bring the player to Santiago Bernabeu as he is keen to work with his compatriot.

Madrid will now be making a fresh bid for the 27-year-old who returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a record £89million.

Zidane feels he can help the player return to his best as he has consistently struggled to replicate his desired form at the Premier League club.

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Pogba even admitted he was ready for a new challenge but, with United demanding £150m for their star midfielder, a move failed to materialise.

Paul Pogba: Real Madrid set to launch massive bid for Manchester United midfielder
Paul Pogba applauds the fans after scoring a goal for United. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Since then, Pogba has endured a difficult season having experienced lingering ankle injuries which later resulted into him undergoing surgeries.

However, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the Red Devils are looking to keeping the player at the club, as he has just a year left on his contract.

He said: “He wants to be the best he can be. He knows he’s a special talent and he doesn’t want to, in five or ten years’ time, look back and think ‘I didn’t make the most of it.’

"We are looking to keep Paul here.”

Meanwhile, Pogba aimed a slight dig at Josh King after the Bournemouth striker pulled his shirt during Man United's 5-2 win at Old Trafford.

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The Frenchman and the Norwegian striker were teammates in the Red Devils academy a few years back before going their separate ways in 2012.

United continued their unbeaten run in all competitions after they outclassed relegation-threatened Bournemouth in their Premier League fixture over the weekend.

However, earlier reported that Manchester United have handed Nemanja Matic a new long-term contract until the summer of 2023.

The Serbian midfielder has been impressive for the Red Devils since the return of football in June and the club decided to honour him with an extension.

His current deal was scheduled to run out in 2021, but his superb performance in their last three matches have made him a little more valuable to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's plans.

United are currently at a touching distance with Chelsea on the table as Champions League qualification is concerned.

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