Real Madrid Ready To Sell Five Players To Fund Paul Pogba Transfer

Real Madrid’s Casemiro in action with Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

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Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane have established themselves to be a force to reckon with. It is evident that the gaffer wishes to take the club back the pinnacle of Spanish and European football and has certainly made adequate investments in that regard.

Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo have already been secured so far this window in a £300 million splash of overhauling the squad.

However, the obvious target of Paul Pogba remains elusive as Manchester United refuse to budge from their stubborn stance that the Frenchman isn’t for sale.

In that regard, Madrid may be willing to go all-out.

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As per Marca, Real Madrid will offload up to five of their players in order to fund the massive Pogba move. Zidane and company are understood to be eager to raise upwards of £200 million in the coming days and have placed a series of players for sale in order to meet that amount.

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez are the obvious names in the list as they have been surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu for quite a while now.

While the Colombian attacker is believed to be Atletico Madrid-bound, it is unclear which club will be willing to meet Bale’s massive wages and transfer fees.

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Further, both Isco and Macro Asensio are believed to be offered by Madrid, with each talent priced at upwards of £72 million. It is evident that they will be fulfilling the bigger portion of United’s apparent £150 million asking price for Pogba.

Interestingly, the report claims that Premier League trio of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Man City are monitoring the availability of these players even though past claims had indicated that United weren’t willing to accept Isco as a player in exchange for Pogba.

Lastly, Los Blancos are also set on offloading Dani Ceballos to Arsenal, with an initial loan move believed to be on the cards.