Manchester United are set to demand one of two Real Madrid star in a swap deal for Paul Pogba, while Chelsea are ready to cash in on Eden Hazard, according to Monday’s papers.
KROOS, BALE COULD BE PART OF POGBA SWAP
Manchester United could reportedly demand either Gareth Bale or Toni Kroos in any deal which sees Paul Pogba leave for Real Madrid this summer.
Rumours have been rife of the Frenchman heading to the Bernabeu at the end of the season ever since Pogba admitted it would be a dream to play for the LaLiga giants one day.
And now Spanish outlet AS say if Pogba is to force a move this summer United want one of two players in return.
Zinedine Zidane, who is a big fan of his felow countryman, is reportedly looking to revamp his squad after a poor campaign domestically and a shock Champions League exit to Ajax.
Bale is another name who has constantly been linked with United, although his wages remain a potential sticking point.
As for Pogba, the France star has been hugely impressive since Jose Mourinho’s departure in December and has scored 14 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions this season.
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