Zinedine Zidane has reportedly made the World Cup winner his top midfield target as he plots a massive overhaul of Real’s squad, and will need to stump up at least £130million to land Pogba.
The 26-year-old would jump at the chance to play under his childhood idol, while he has reservations about how far United can go under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leadership.
Now Spanish newspaper AS have interviewed Pogba’s older brother Florentin, who plays for MLS side Atlanta United, and he has hinted that there could be movement this summer.
Asked if Pogba would be prepared to stay at United if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, Florentin said: ‘I do not know. In football, many things can happen.
‘For me he has done a good job [this season] although we see that it is very difficult to qualify for the Champions League, we’ll see how things end.’
Asked how decisive Zidane’s presence at Real could be, he continued: ‘Today I can tell you something, tomorrow something else.
‘Things are going to happen. Now comes summer. We’ll see if he stays or if he leaves…’
It has been suggested that Pogba will need to take a pay cut to join Real, who want as many as five marquee signings this summer, though Solskjaer still hopes the midfielder will choose to remain and even sign an extension on his current contract which expires in 2021.