Real Madrid are reportedly relying on Paul Pogba to force his way out of Manchester United
The France international is Los Blancos’ long-held dream, with Zinedine Zidane seeing his fellow countryman as the missing piece of the puzzle.
Florentino Perez is also a known admirer of the 26-year-old, but the Real Madrid president is hopeful of seeing Pogba giving La Liga giants the upper hand.
As reported by the Spanish publication, Mundo Deportivo, the former Juventus midfielder could refuse to join the Red Devils on the pre-season tour to Australia.
Everything could be resolved in the coming days as the Premier League heavyweights depart for Oceania on Monday.
If the Frenchman skips United’s trip and hand in a transfer request, the deal may get over the line quite soon.
With Manchester United looking for £150m to sanction a transfer, Los Merengues would like to lower the price by inserting Isco Alarcon and Gareth Bale as a makeweight in the deal.
However, Juventus are also closely monitoring the situation, hoping to hijack Real’s move by offering £63m plus Paulo Dybala.
Meanwhile, Pogba has recently made it clear that he wants a fresh challenge after enjoying ‘the best season of his career.’