Paul Pogba’s agent has confirmed that he has begun talks with Real Madrid about a potential world record summer transfer.
The Juventus star – who is contracted to the Italian club until the summer of 2019 – is in his homeland playing for France at Euro 2016. But his agent Mino Raiola says he is in contact with three clubs interested in signing the midfielder – and confirmed European champions Real are one of them.
Raiola told Spanish paper Marca: “We are talking (with Real) but nothing is decided. [Real coach] Zinedine Zidane’s wish is important. The club’s wish is important.
“We are in the initial phase. It’s not a negotiation. Both sides know what it wants and we shall see if we complete a deal or it ends in divorce.”
“Paul dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or…Real Madrid is a fantastic club to achieve that.
“He admires Zidane. He has always told me that. This is going to be very important in his decision.
“However, he needs to choose a project, not a coach, as coaches come and go. Pogba’s interest is not in being the most expensive signing and neither is it mine.
“The aim is for him to join the best sporting project and win as many titles as possible. We are talking with three teams and Paul likes the sporting projects of some of those.”
Pogba made 48 appearances in all competitions for Juve this past season, helping the club clinch a Serie A and Coppa Italia double.
“He wouldn’t have a problem staying at Juventus,” Raiola said. “He is very happy there. Paul chooses his future as it’s the logical thing.”