MARCA: United to ward off Real Madrid's interest in Pogba by €150m price tag
- Mino Raiola has been informed by United top brass that Pogba won't leave on cheap.
- The starting point of the talks for the midfielder is €150m.
- Real Madrid and United will meet in a month to discuss the potential transfer.
- The La Liga giants remain hopeful but also are looking for alternatives in case the transfer would be deemed too expensive.
According to various reports in Spanish, English and Italian media Real Madrid have set their sights on securing Paul Pogba's signature in the summer transfer window. Zinedine Zidane allegedly considers the United midfielder, alongside with Eden Hazard, to be his priority targets.
However, Mino Raiola, the player's agent, has reportedly informed the Whites that is much easier said than done.
According to MARCA, to see the midfielder at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid would have to offer United at least €150 million with this sum being the transfer talks' starting point. To put this into perspective: the Red Devils themselves splashed €114 million to re-sign the Frenchman from Juventus in 2016.
The report in the Madrid-based outlet also adds that the two sides agreed to meet up to discuss the issue in a month time with Ole's men still fighting in the Champions League and the Premier League.
United are going to try and offer Pogba a contract extension, with the current deal set to expire in 2021. As for Real Madrid, they are still hoping to land the player but would consider different alternatives in case if the price tag is deemed too much.
The 26-year-old scored 16 goals and registered 11 assists this season. Most recently, Pogba singlehandedly earned Manchester United three points in a hard-fought battle against West Ham on Saturday, as he converted two penalties in the 2-1 win at Old Trafford.