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Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez to collide over Paul Pogba?

Zidane, Perez to collide over Pogba?
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Perez could reportedly collide over Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly desperate for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to arrive at the Bernabeu during this summer's transfer window.

The France international continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

Madrid are thought to have a long-standing interest in the 2018 World Cup winner, with Zidane identifying the 27-year-old as the perfect player to improve his midfield.

However, according to AS, while the Madrid boss wants Pogba, club president Florentino Perez and the board believe that Napoli's Fabian Ruiz would be a more worthwhile signing.

Ruiz, who is also thought to be interesting Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool, has impressed for his Italian club since leaving Real Betis in 2018.

Los Blancos have reportedly placed their summer transfer plans on hold for the time being, though, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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