Jose Mourinho tried to sign Paul Pogba for Chelsea in 2015, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
France international Pogba signed for Mourinho at Manchester United in a world-record £93m deal this summer, and Raiola believes United’s gain is every other top club’s loss.
Real Madrid also wanted Pogba but were soon priced out of the move along with “five or six other clubs” according to super-agent.
“Mourinho already wanted to bring him to Chelsea last summer, but it was not the right time,” Raiola said.
“Zidane wanted him at Real Madrid, but five or six other clubs were after him too.
“Manchester United now are stronger thanks to Pogba, but Real Madrid are not.”