The agent of Paul Pogba has raised the possibility of Man Utd swapping the Frenchman for Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard as ‘an example’.
Mino Raiola has long tried to prise Pogba out of United but has so far failed, despite his obvious desire to join his hero Zinedine Zidane in Madrid.
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Pogba is currently in excellent form and there has been talk of him renewing his contract at the club.
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Raiola was asked about Pogba by Spanish publication AS and he said: “With Pogba, the important thing now is to know what United wants, what project is proposing to Pogba.
“Pogba is interested in one thing, winning the Champions League and winning titles, and we are going to see where this is possible, if at United or at other clubs.”
When asked why Pogba was not already in Madrid, Raiola said: “It is a question to ask Madrid. At one time Pogba felt a lot of love and trust from United, and there were several other clubs… Later, it is very difficult for United and Madrid to understand each other for a great transfer, because strong clubs do not want to sell strong players to other strong clubs.
“And I’m not going to fool him, for Pogba playing for Madrid was always a very attractive thing for Zidane too. He is his idol as a young man.
“I think that nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. As it is. And you have to be flexible to think of all the possibilities. And if tomorrow Madrid wants to make a Hazard-Pogba change? It is just an example. And if all four parties like it, why not?”
The Manchester Evening News claimed this week that Paul Pogba is relaxed about his future and prepared to stay with Manchester United for at least another year if a summer transfer fails to materialise.
It is thought that United would only sell the Frenchman if they had an offer of around £80m. It’s unlikely that the offer of Hazard would sway them towards selling.