Mino Raiola heading to Manchester for Paul Pogba talks as Real Madrid move remains an option

Paul Pogba could still make a switch to Real Madrid (Picture: Man Utd via Getty Images)

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is heading to Manchester for talks as talks as Real Madrid continue to show interest in his client.

Rumours of a Manchester United exit for the midfielder have been fueled by both the player and his suitors, who have talked up a possible transfer.

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Raiola has already held talks with the Spanish side about a move being made, and now Spanish publication Marca is reporting that he is due in Manchester ‘shortly’ for talks on this side of the deal.

United tried to extend Pogba’s contract in January, but the Frenchman was not interested, however, discussions could recommence when Raiola arrives in Manchester.

Mino Raiola would do very well out of a move for Pogba (Picture: Getty Images)

Pogba talked up the possibility of a switch to the Santiaho Bernabeu, saying earlier this month: ‘At the moment I’m happy in Manchester. I play. There’s a new coach.

‘Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said it is a dream club for every player.’

Real boss Zinedine Zidane also made it clear what he thinks of the World Cup winner.

‘I like Pogba a lot and it’s not new,’ Zidane said. ‘I know him personally, he is different, he contributes that few can do, for his qualities.

‘He knows how to attack and defend. But he is not my player and he is a player who is in United and you have to respect him.

‘He has always said that after Manchester if something comes out he has always liked Madrid. But especially Madrid, more than Zidane.’

Pogba has made no secret of his desire to play for Real (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Real Madrid are expected to go on an enormous spending spree this summer, and have been linked to a host of world class talents, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen.

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