Zinedine Zidane has allegedly held a private meeting with Paul Pogba’s entourage, Mino Raiola, to discuss a move to bring the Manchester United star to Real Madrid.
The French manager is known to be a big admirer of Paul and came close to recruiting him for the Spanish club last summer.
The 27-year-old has been consistently linked with a transfer away from Old Trafford and his agent admitted in February that the midfielder would welcome a return to Juventus.
According to Le10 Sport, the Italian club’s interest has prompted Zidane to step up his efforts to land Pogba.
The reports states that the Madrid head coach recently met with Raiola to talk over a possible transfer as he doesn’t intend to miss out on the midfielder for a second time.
The main sticking point in the talks is the poor relationship between the agent and Madrid’s chairman Florentino Perez, but Zidane is prepared to take matters into his own hands to get the deal done.
The star is said to want to leave United and views linking up with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain as another possible option.
The Red Devils may struggle to hold onto the Frenchman, who has just over a year left on his deal at Old Trafford.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in fielding Pogba and January signing Bruno Fernandes together when the PL resumes later this month.
The midfielder has struggled with injuries this campaign, making just seven league appearances, but could yet play a part in the club’s fight for the top four places.