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Real Madrid 'still considering summer Paul Pogba move'

Real Madrid 'still considering summer Paul Pogba move'
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba remains a target for Real Madrid, according to a report.

Real Madrid could reportedly yet sign Paul Pogba on a free transfer this summer.

The midfielder's contract with Manchester United is due to expire at the end of June, and he looks almost certain to leave the 20-time English champions in search of pastures new.

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be the favourites for the France international, while a recent report claimed that Manchester City were considering bringing him to Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid have long been linked with the World Cup winner, although Los Blancos allegedly cooled their interest earlier this year to focus on signing Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

Pogba is no longer believed to be a priority target for the Spanish champions, but according to Sport, Carlo Ancelotti's side have not yet ruled out moving for the midfielder this summer.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pictured on February 8, 2022© Reuters

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are both entering the latter stages of their careers, but Real Madrid's midfield is in good shape due to the presence of Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga.

The Champions League finalists are believed to be open to signing another midfielder this summer, though, and Pogba could allegedly arrive at Bernabeu if he lowers his wage demands.

The report claims that PSG and Juventus have already placed offers on the table, but the Frenchman is expected to take his time when it comes to deciding his next move.

Pogba has not played for Man United since limping out of their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the middle of April due to a calf problem.

The 29-year-old has missed his team's last four Premier League matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba as he is being substituted on April 19, 2022© Reuters

Pogba recently stepped up his recovery at the club's training ground, but he is unlikely to be involved in their final Premier League match of the campaign against Crystal Palace on May 22.

The midfielder also missed a chunk of action earlier this season due to a hamstring injury, but he has still made 27 appearances at club level this term, scoring once and providing nine assists.

In total, Pogba has represented Man United on 233 occasions during two separate spells at the club, scoring 39 goals and registering 51 assists in the process.

The Frenchman has only won two trophies during his time at Old Trafford, though, lifting the EFL Cup and Europa League during the 2016-17 campaign.

Pogba enjoyed a lot of success during his time at Juventus, winning four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia crowns, and he is believed to favour a return to the Old Lady this summer.

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