Report: Pogba prepared to take pay cut to secure Real Madrid move

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is ready to take a pay cut to secure a summer move to Real Madrid.

The French international wants to quit Old Trafford and move to the Spanish giants, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s disappointing season which saw them miss out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his admiration for the 26-year-old and is believed to be keen on a deal to take Pogba to the Bernabeu, however, the financial package needed to secure his signing is reported to be a major stumbling block.

Pogba’s current deal at United is worth around £290,000-a-week, with Madrid unwilling to match that figure.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Pogba is thought to be ready to take a pay cut in order to engineer a move to Spain, having grown frustrated at United’s inability to compete for major honours.

United have publicly insisted Pogba is not for sale, but privately there is believed to be a willingness to sanction his departure should the club receive a significant bid.

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