Juventus have ended their interest in signing wantaway Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The French international has informed United of his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer, having grown disillusioned with the club’s inability to compete for major honours.
Real Madrid and former club Juventus had expressed an interest in signing the 26-year-old, however, the Italian champions have now reportedly pulled out of the race leaving a move to the Bernabeu as Pogba’s most likely option.
Pogba previously spent four successful seasons at Turin side, winning four consecutive Serie A titles between 2012 and 2016 before his then world-record return to United.
According to the Mail, Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved has now informed Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, that the club intend to pursue other targets.
Juventus have already bolstered their midfield options with the free transfers of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot this summer, whilst the club are also reportedly keen on a deal for Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa.
Real Madrid now have a clear run in their attempts to take Pogba to Spain, with manager Zinedine Zidane having made no secret of his desire to sign his compatriot this summer.
The La Liga side are making major changes to their squad after a disappointing season in the Spanish capital, having already spent almost £300m on the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.
Zidane wants to add Pogba to his new-look midfield, though Real will likely have to first raise funds following their lavish spending this summer.