Paul Pogba has told his Manchester United team-mates that he wants to leave this summer and the club will not stand in his way of a move to Real Madrid, according to reports in France.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a second exit from Old Trafford and the club’s potential failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could speed up his departure.
Juventus are said to be keen on reuniting with Pogba in Turin while the the 26-year-old has openly admitted his interest in moving to Real Madrid and working with Zinedine Zidane.
Zinedine Zidane remains desperate to sign his fellow countryman and, after recently returning to the Bernabeu for a second spell in charge, has been promised an enormous transfer budget to revamp the Real team.
Pogba has received enormous criticism for his erratic form for United this season and accepted that the players let the club down with a ‘disrespectful’ performance in the 4-0 defeat by Everton on Sunday.
L’Equipe claim in their newspaper on Wednesday that Pogba’s exit this summer already ‘appears to be programmed’ as doubts continue to grow about his future at the club.
Pogba is said to want to compete for the Champions League on a regular basis and loves the idea of playing under Zidane at the Bernabeu.
It is claimed during the 2015/16 campaign that Zidane traveled to Italy to have lunch with Pogba and try to convince him to move to the Spanish capital but a deal fell through because of tension between Florentino Perez and his agent, Mino Raiola.
Pogba is also reported to have told some of his colleague that he wants to leave the club and it is claimed that United will not stand in his way if Real make a realistic bid for him.
The thrashing at Goodison Park was United’s fifth straight loss away from home, prompting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to go over to United’s travelling fans and apologise.