Transfer: What Real Madrid president told Zidane about Pogba deal

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Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has encouraged Zinedine Zidane to "drop his interest in Paul Pogba", according to The UK Independent.

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Pogba is "desperate to leave Old Trafford" according to agent Mino Raiola and Zidane is keen to sign the midfielder.

But United are reportedly demanding close to £200m for the World Cup winner.

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Madrid do not have such money to spend, after going big on landing Eden Hazard from Chelsea, who could get as much as £150million from the deal.

Perez also asked Zidane to bring Gareth Bale back into his first team plans, with Los Blancos struggling to sell the unwanted Wales international.

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Bale has been frozen out of the team since Zidane's return in March and the player admitted he would be happy to run down his contract in Madrid.

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