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Pogba wants to quit Man Utd for Real Madrid in transfer that makes sense for both clubs, claims ex-France star Sagnol

PAUL POGBA wants to quit Manchester United for Real Madrid in a transfer that makes sense for both clubs, claims ex-France star Willy Sagnol.

The Manchester United contract rebel is desperate to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season following an injury-hit campaign.

Ex-France star Willy Sagnol claims that Paul Pogba wants to quit Manchester United for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

Pogba, 27, had made just five Premier League starts before the season was suspended as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

United are said to be determined to sell Pog no matter what and have slashed their asking price for the midfielder to £100m.

Los Blancos have been heavily linked with the World Cup winner and boss Zinedine Zidane is a long-standing admirer of his French compatriot.

Former Les Bleus star Sagnol, told RMC Sport: “All of the conditions are there for Pogba to go to Real Madrid,

“[Real president] Florentino [Perez] wants it, Zidane wants it, Pogba as well.

“Even Manchester [United] would be pleased, because it would remove a high wage and they would have money to invest in new players. Everything is prepared for it to happen.”

The Frenchman arrived at Old Trafford for a club-record £89million fee in 2016 and his contract is set to expire in 2021 with an option to extend it for another year.

But with Pogba already unhappy in Manchester and the financial uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, it seems the club would rather cash in for the best possible price.

The Red Devils had been expected to go big this summer, with the expensive trio of Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Kalidou Koulibaly at the top of their transfer wishlist.

But Ed Woodward warned the club’s mega-bucks transfer plays may be in jeopardy due to Covid-19, so flogging Pog could help the Red Devils raise some cash to spend on a summer spree.

The Frenchman has kept his options fairly open with a return to former club Juventus also an option.

Pogba sparked rumours that he’d prefer a switch to the Old Lady after he was snapped wearing a Juventus shirt at the end of March.

Juve would reportedly offer United Aaron Ramsey, Miralem Pjanic or Adrien Rabiot as part of a swap deal for the frenchman.

However, his agent Mino Raiola spoke of his admiration for Real in an interview with Marca, and is reportedly in regular contact with director Jose Angel Sanchez.

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