Real Madrid are not going to make a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba next summer, even if he is available on a free.
That’s according to journalist Tomas Roncero, who insists that the Spanish giants have no intention of making an effort for the Frenchman.
Pogba has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, who it has been made clear are his dream destination in terms of football clubs.
They were once very keen to make it happen, with former manager Zinedine Zidane, a big fan of his compatriot, asking for his signature on more than one occasion during his two spells in charge.
That’s why they’ve continued to be linked to this day, with it felt they could move to secure him on a free transfer next summer when his current Manchester United contract expires.
However, recent reports from Spain have indicated that Madrid aren’t as keen as they once were and aren’t inclined to make a move.
Indeed, it was stated that Pogba would basically have to force them into moving by making a great effort to facilitate a move to the Bernabeu.
The line from the club at present, though, is that they aren’t going to be one of the clubs vying for the Manchester United man’s signature, and Roncero has echoed that sentiment.
“As far as I know, Madrid are not going to sign Pogba,” he told AS.
“You can put me here under an exclusive if you want; Madrid are not going to sign Pogba next summer. Even though he’s free, they’re not going to sign him.
“That does not mean that if he came, I wouldn’t be delighted, but in case anything happened later, it would be: ‘aah, he’s taking it back’.
“Hopefully, I will have to take it back, but with the information I have, I don’t think so.”