Real Madrid will have to pay £178m if they want to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports in Spain.
Pogba, who was heavily linked with a move to the Spanish giants earlier this summer, spoke about the speculation and admitted that he was looking for a “new challenge” away from Old Trafford.
According to Sport, Madrid will need to splash out and make Pogba the second-most expensive player in the world behind Neymar if they are serious about bringing Pogba to the Spanish capital.
The newspaper adds, however, that the future of Zinedine Zidane at the club could be a potential sticking point in the deal going through.
Pogba’s main motivation for wanting to move to Madrid would allegedly be to play under the Frenchman, but Sport says that Zidane is under pressure from president Florentino Perez, who is reportedly losing faith in the manager.
Elsewhere, Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said that the club “always has the door open” for players of Pogba’s calibre.
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