Pogba future uncertain after Zidane comments

Following weeks of negotiations between Italian Champions Juventus and English giants Manchester United over the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba, and with an agreement seemingly not forthcoming, Real Madrid could yet have a say in what would undoubtedly be the most expensive transfer fee in football history.

Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his admiration for his compatriot, however it is still unclear whether the Spanish side will formally make a bid to sign the 23-year-old.

At one stage it had looked like Pogba would secure a return to Manchester in relatively quick fashion, with United willing to pay a world record fee to secure their former asset. However, with doubts now surrounding the involvement of agent Mino Raiola in terms of his payment, Pogba’s future is somewhat in the air. Juventus have in the past 24 hours completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from rivals Roma for a fee of around £75 million, the third highest transfer fee in history, a move in which could help to accelerate the Frenchman’s move to United.

With the new season just a matter of weeks away, United officials will want to wrap any such deal up as quickly as possible, with an away trip to Bournemouth first up for new manager Jose Mourinho. You can find all the match betting at Betway for the upcoming season, with United 8/11 favourites to overcome Eddie Howe’s men in their opening Premier League fixture.

Pogba himself is currently enjoying down time in Miami following his exertions during Euro 2016, in which his France side lost out to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the final. Despite looking set to become the most expensive player in the world, Pogba believes that former United man Ronaldo would be a deserving winner of the Fifa Ballon D’or title.

Transfer sagas involving David Beckham, David De Gea and indeed Ronaldo himself have led to reported tension between United and Real Madrid, with the two clubs keen to maintain their standing at the top of the game. However, it is believed that Pogba will still eventually become a United player once again, with supporters desperate for their side to return to the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson. United are 7/2 second favourites in the football betting from Betway to win the Premier League title this season, behind local rivals City.