Paul Pogba Ready To ‘Go On Strike’ To Push Through A Transfer To Real Madrid
Manchester United star Paul Pogba will do everything in his power to force through a move to Real Madrid in the summer.
The 26-year-old French superstar has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford and Juventus are also interested in re-signing him.
According to Spanish outlet ABC, Pogba will be 'on strike' at United and would even snub the pre-season tour.
And the World Cup-winning Frenchman is so eager to make the move that he would lower his salary at Madrid.
Los Blancos are still willing to offer him a salary that would make him one of the top earners at the club.
But the Red Devils are set to hold out for an offer of €180m for Pogba, according to reports in Spain.
Madrid will 'never pay' the asking price and will make a counteroffer of €125m plus different add-ons.
Transfer requests have been effective for several players who wanted to make the move to the Santiago Bernabéu.
Xabi Alonso went down that route with Liverpool in 2009 and former Tottenham Hotspur duo Luka Modrić and Gareth Bale did the same in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has splashed some serious money this summer, with Pogba or Spurs' Christian Eriksen believed to be his final target in the window.
Eden Hazard, Luka Jović, Rodrygo, Éder Militão and Ferland Mendy have already been snapped up as part of Zidane's squad overhaul.
Madrid also added teenage sensation Takefusa Kubo, who was dubbed the 'Japanese Lionel Messi,' to their ranks recently.
But the Spanish club are preparing to axe a number of players as their spending could exceed €400m if they move for Eriksen or Pogba.
Players that could be shown the door at Madrid include James Rodríguez, Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovačić.
Bale, who earns £350,000 a week after tax, has been linked with a move to Spurs or United.
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