Good news for Manchester United as Real Madrid lose interest in Paul Pogba

Bengaluru. July 11: Great boost for English Premier League giants Manchester United as Real Madrid have decided to shift their focus from French midfielder Paul Pogba.

The news of Pogba leaving Juventus this summer stirred the entire transfer market as two of the giants of world football, Real Madrid and Manchester United started to get in touch with the player.

Paul Pogba (left) in action for Juventus

Last week it was disclosed in the European media outlets that Manchester United have agreed a principal contract with the player's agent Mino Raiola and that the player is most certainly coming to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils, according to reports were ready to splash a world record transfer fee to bring home the player. They were the favourites to sign Pogba but Real Madrid were in contention.

But now as per Sky Sports report, Real Madrid have revoked their interest in signing the young midfielder.

It is believed that the Madrid club will not be able to compete financially with Manchester United who are ready to pay £85m (€100m) principal amount and considering the agent's fees and other add ons the amount is likely to reach £105m (€123m) and wage of £250,000 per week. He is likely to sign a five-year deal.

Paul Pogba was member of Manchester United's youth academy. He played for a year at Old Trafford before leaving for Juventus in 2013 for a free transfer.

After shifting their focus from Paul Pogba, Real are now eyeing Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes who currently plays for fellow La Liga side Valencia CF. Real are ready to splash £42m (€50m) for the midfielder.

If Andre Gomes arrives at Santiago Bernabeau, either of Toni Kroos or Casemeiro might have to leave the club.

The Los Blancos already have a packed star studded midfield lineup. But club president Florentino Perez is apparently not happy with the squad and would like to add a few more players.

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