Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has remained adamant in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.
The manager has continued to push for a deal for Pogba who is about to enter the final year of his contract and expected to be sold this summer by Manchester United if he refused to extend his deal at the Old Trafford.
Real Madrid has initially pulled back from the deal to sign the World Cup-winning star due to budget restraints but Zidane wants president Florentino Perez to wrap the deal in the summer.
However, Le 10 Sport says Zidane remains determined to sign his fellow Frenchman for next season and is lobbying the Santiago Bernabeu directors not to drop their pursuit.
However, while there’s a confidence Manchester United will keep their asking price reasonable – a figure of €60-70m has been mooted – there remain doubts over Pogba’s demands.
The World Cup winner is demanding €200,000-a-week to make his next move, an amount Real Madrid is not willing to meet.