Marca: Mino Raiola has confirmed that he is in talks with Real Madrid over a summer switch for Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba has developed into one of the top players in Europe, and has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United over a prospective world-record transfer.
With Juventus’ signing of talented Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanić, it seems Juventus are ready to sanction the French international’s sale.
Speaking to Marca, Raiola said: “We are talking (with Real) but nothing is decided. [Real coach] Zinedine Zidane’s wish is important. The club’s wish is important.
“We are in the initial phase. It’s not a negotiation. Both sides know what it wants and we shall see if we complete a deal or it ends in divorce. Paul dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or… Real Madrid is a fantastic club to achieve that.
“He admires Zidane. He has always told me that. This is going to be very important in his decision. However, he needs to choose a project, not a coach, as coaches come and go. Pogba’s interest is not in being the most expensive signing and neither is it mine.
“The aim is for him to join the best sporting project and win as many titles as possible. We are talking with three teams and Paul likes the sporting projects of some of those.”
Mino Raiola also named several Premier League outfits who are interested in 23-year-old’s services.
“It’s not a secret. Every year I meet with Madrid, but also with Liverpool, Barcelona, City, United, Chelsea.
“That is my job. In the last two years my relationship with Real Madrid is again clear and professional. Now there is serious dialogue, it’s positive. They know my character and how I am.”
However, Pogba’s Juve contract runs until 2019, and he could end up staying in Italy too.
“He wouldn’t have a problem staying at Juventus. He is very happy there. Paul chooses his future as it’s the logical thing,” Raiola said.