Real Madrid ready to break the bank for Paul Pogba

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Manchester United have reportedly spoken with Real Madrid over the sale of midfielder Paul Pogba.

Los Blancos chiefs are believed to have met with Red Devils officials last week as they were tying up a deal for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, but Madrid will have to meet United’s asking price of £150 million, according to the Sun.

Zinedine Zidane wants Pogba at the heart of his midfield as he prepares to transform his side this summer.

The Frenchman could be free to move this summer after the transfer ban on his agent Mino Raiola was suspended.

Hazard, meanwhile, was signed on Friday evening in a deal that could potentially rise to the same amount United are asking for.

The forward star joins Real for the same basic fee (£89m) that Gareth Bale joined them from Tottenham and Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus for. Add-ons are expected to make the Hazard deal more expensive than Kylian Mbappe’s permanent move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.