Real Madrid would have to look for a humongous £500m to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, that's according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
Balague claims Los Blancos are targeting three or four players this summer.
Pogba left United fans fearing the worst while on international duty with France last week.
Even though Pogba is seemingly setting his eyes on a move to the Bernabeu, Balague insists Madrid are not contemplating a move for the World Cup winner saying they could instead move for Chelsea winger Eden Hazard or one of PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
“A lot of rumours have started suggesting Real Madrid want Pogba,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“Clearly, Zinedine Zidane admires Pogba and Pogba has been flirting with Real Madrid. When that happens, it's because somebody wants something to happen. But that doesn't necessarily mean it will happen.
“Pogba has backed [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer, Manchester United don't wanna get rid of Pogba and the money that he will cost Real Madrid is something that at the moment Real Madrid are not willing to pay.
“Now it's interesting because Real Madrid are actually trying to get new investors to bring into the club new money by sponsorship or bonds, and the suggestion is that they're looking to do that in the States especially. Money that will allow: number one – to rebuild the stadium, but also to give the facility of Real Madrid using money to get new players coming in.”
He continued: “To do the big changes that Zidane wants to do, big in terms of some of the names that are involved but not big in terms of the number of players that are gonna come in or out, it's not gonna be a massive, massive change.
“Count on three, four new players for Real Madrid and that's all – and they won't be the big names.”
“We've dealt with Pogba. I don't think it's going to happen even though the rumours are going to continue.”
“£500m is what it will cost to bring Pogba to Real Madrid.
“Forget it, it is not something that Real Madrid are contemplating right now.”
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