Zinedine Zidane has claimed that Real Madrid could hijack Manchester United’s move for Paul Pogba, having insisted that “anything can happen” before the end of the transfer window.
The Juventus midfielder is Manchester United’s number one transfer target this summer, with the two clubs currently in negotiations over a world record-breaking transfer.
Old Trafford remains Pogba’s most likely destination, but his compatriot Zidane has not ruled out an approach from the Santiago Bernabeu..
“In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more,” the Madrid coach told Goal.
“Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.
“I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.
“Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can’t say anything more out of respect.”
Juventus will demand a world record transfer fee of around £100m for Pogba, who is expected to command a salary of around £250,000-a-week.
Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, will also demand a fee of around £21m, which Juventus hope will be paid by the buying club.