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Report: Real Madrid set to launch ‘Operation Pogba.’

Real Madrid are ready to step up their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Spanish giants are interested in a big-money move for the 26-year-old this summer, and have launched ‘Operation Pogba’.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on a move for the World Cup winner, but expects a deal to bring the Frenchman to the Bernabeu to prove difficult.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Madrid are hopeful the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, can put the pressure on at Old Trafford to force  a move away.

Reports this week emerged that Pogba was demanding to be made the highest paid player at United in order to stay, with contract negotiations having stalled at the club.

The midfielder has revealed in the past that he does not envisage spending the rest of his career in Manchester, recently admitting on international duty that playing for Madrid and under Zidane would ‘be a dream for anyone’.

Madrid also remain hopeful on a deal for Chelsea star Eden Hazard, with the La Liga side plotting a huge summer of investment.