Real Madrid are reportedly pessimistic about their chances of signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old since the start of the year, and head coach Zinedine Zidane is known to be an admirer of the player.
According to the Daily Mail, that stance has been taken due to Real now feeling pessimistic over their chances of completing a deal for Pogba due to the player's valuation and wage demands.
The report claims that Real are not prepared to pay in the region of £150m to add the World Cup winner to their first-team squad.
Pogba has just over two years remaining on his contract, meaning that the France international could be available for less next summer.