Man Utd Will Demand £179m From Real Madrid For Paul Pogba’s January Transfer

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Both Manchester United and Real Madrid haven’t been having the start to their seasons that they would have hoped for.

The Red Devils started things off on a strong note, with a massive 4-0 victory over Chelsea, but since then mediocre showings and silly mistakes have cost them points in draws against Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers while Crystal Palace actually managed to defeat them in dramatic fashion.

As for Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has been having a slow start to his season with only one win in three games, with the other two La Liga fixtures ending in draws.

In this early stage, it still appears as if transfer business is on the minds of both clubs.

According to Sport, Real Madrid will attempt to purchase Paul Pogba once again in January during the winter transfer window.

The French midfielder was in a massive transfer tryst in the summer, with the intent to move to Spain and play under his compatriot Zidane significantly clear.

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However, the very same factor that thwarted the deal then is likely to repeat itself in January too. The report holds that Ed Woodward will still hold on to the massive £179 million pricetag for the World Cup winner.

While it is unlikely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will wish to keep an unhappy Pogba tethered to Old Trafford, the financial deadlock does appear to be the fair route for United as the midfielder is bound to them by contract until 2021.

Further, it seems increasingly apparent that Zidane values the influence that Pogba’s addition could have at the Bernabeu and it will be interesting to see how this saga plays out in the winter if these claims are indeed true.

A player managed by Mino Raiola wanting out doesn’t stay at one club for too long and the same could apply for Pogba very soon.