Real boss Zidane ‘heart set’ on signing United’s Pogba – but chief wants Eriksen

first_imgREAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez are in a battle for the club’s next Galactico.Zidane has “set his heart” on signing fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba from Manchester United, claim ESPN.1 Real Madrid are in a tug of war between boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez for Paul Pogba and Christian EriksenBut club stalwart Perez has targeted Tottenham’s out-of-contract wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen – and hopes to do a deal with Spurs chief Daniel Levy in January.Perez believes he can get the Denmark playmaker on the cheap, with a possible £30million deal just six months before his Tottenham deal ends.He thinks the club needs an Eriksen type of player, rather than Pogba, who clashed with former United boss Jose Mourinho.United want £180m for Pogba, 26, which makes the Eriksen deal even sweeter for Perez.However, Eriksen, 27, would prefer to stay in North London and leave on a free in the summer, having missed out on a move to Madrid in the summer.He can sign a deal with a foreign club from January – and would get a huge signing-on fee if he left it until June.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLos Blancos have got off to a mixed start this season, with pressure already growing on Zidane.They have not yet won in the Champions League, but they are top of La Liga despite indifferent form.Latest Manchester United news’Live Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonThe Frenchman is convinced Pogba wants a move to the Bernabeu, even though Perez has told him United chiefs do not want to sell the World Cup-winning midfielder.Madrid could also do a deal with United or Spurs, with Gareth Bale touted as a sweetener in any deal.The Welshman has had a fractious relationship with Zidane and a permanent transfer or even long-term loan could be beneficial to all parties.Man United boss Solskjaer blasts flops and says ‘You’re going to get me the sack’last_img

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