Real Madrid deny ‘false’ reports of a move for Paul Pogba as Barcelona and Man City head queue

Real Madrid have denied a report in an Italian newspaper that claimed the La Liga club had made an offer to buy Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba is regarded as one of the finest midfielder in the world and interest in the Juventus star is widespread. Valerio Pennicino / Getty
Paul Pogba is regarded as one of the finest midfielder in the world and interest in the Juventus star is widespread. Valerio Pennicino / Getty

Real Madrid have denied a report in an Italian newspaper that claimed the Primera Liga club had made an offer to buy Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

“Real Madrid have had no contact either with Juventus or the player’s agent and, as a consequence, the reports published in this newspaper are completely false,” Madrid said on their website on Thursday.

France international Pogba, 22, has been a key part of Juve’s run to the brink of a treble of trophies this season.

The Turin-based club comfortably secured a fourth straight Serie A title, beat Lazio to win the Coppa Italia and will take on Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League final.

Pogba’s header set up former Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to score the goal that sent Juve through to the showpiece in Berlin on June 6 at Madrid’s expense.

According to reports in Spain, Barca are also keen to sign Pogba, who had a troubled stint with English Premier League side Manchester United before joining Juve in 2012.

United’s fierce rivals, Manchester City, are also widely reported to be keen on Pogba’s services.

He has a market value of €50 million (Dh200.7m), according to website Transfermarkt.de.

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Published: May 28, 2015 04:00 AM

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