Paul Pogba is hoping to force through a summer transfer to Real Madrid by making it clear he will accept a pay cut, reports claim.
The Red Devils are worrying about the potential departure of their France international midfielder, with Pogba appearing to flirt with Los Blancos since Zinedine Zidane’s return as their manager.
Pogba has previously said it would be a ‘dream’ to play under Zidane, and the Real boss is understood to be keen on bringing him to the Bernabeu.
However, Real are unwilling to match Pogba’s salary, but the 26-year-old is hoping to force through a move by accepting a pay cut.
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Mundo Deportivo say Pogba will lower his wage demands so Los Blancos can afford him, meaning he will earn a lower salary than he currently does; Man United reportedly pay Pogba around £290,000-per-week.
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Despite being boosted in their pursuit of Pogba by the midfielder’s willingness to accept a pay cut, Real are expected to face a tough battle with United in negotiations for the player.
The Red Devils do not want to lose Pogba this summer, and will fight hard to keep hold of him.