Zidane on signing Pogba and selling James

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hinted the club is still very much in the race to sign France star Paul Pogba this summer, and also confirmed James Rodriguez will not be sold.

Speaking from the United States of America during his first pre-season tour as manager of Los Blancos, Zidane didn’t rule out a late move for Pogba, despite Manchester United seemingly being in pole position for the Juventus number 10.

And although the Premier League side are willing to break the world transfer record to recapture their former player, it is believed Pogba would prefer a move to Spain, leading Zidane to contemplate his capture by stating:

I don’t know if [Pogba] will come but we have until August 31 to see what happens. Everyone is interested in Pogba as he’s a great player and you always want the best to come to Madrid.

But he’s not a Madrid player, he plays for Juventus and I can’t say anything else. You can always get better but it’s difficult to improve on our squad. We win with these players although there are always players out there who can make the team even better.

The former fantasista also took the opportunity to stress that he’s not looking to offload Colombian playmaker, James Rodriguez, despite the number 10’s struggle to secure a regular starting berth, by insisting:

[Rodriguez] is a Madrid player and is going to stay with us.

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