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Report: Zidane livid over Real Madrid’s failure to sign Pogba

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Zinedine Zidane is reportedly furious over Real Madrid’s failure to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.

Zidane was in hot pursuit of Pogba all summer for Real following the midfielder’s bombshell in June on fancying a fresh challenge.

The Frenchman is a big admirer of the United player and made him a top priority for the transfer window. However, Pogba looks set to remain at Old Trafford with the Spanish transfer window closing on Monday.

Los Blancos president Florentino Perez seems to have placed his full focus on signing Neymar instead. Although Paris Saint-Germain have already rejected some mega offers for the Brazilian forward.

It’s not been all bad for Zidane, though, as another top target of his arrived this summer in Eden Hazard.

The Belgian superstar, who was crowned the 2018/19 Europa League Player of the Year on Friday, sealed a €100m transfer from Chelsea.

Also joining him at the Santiago Bernabeu is Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo Goes, Takefusa Kubo, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Jovic. These new recruits have cost Real a total of €305m – which is a club-record.

Despite Real going unbeaten in their first two La Liga games this season, however, Sport claims Zidane is still upset over missing out on Pogba.

The Catalan outlet states that the 47-year-old reckons Perez lied and let him down badly. Apparently, Real never really fancied the idea of signing Zidane’s top target Pogba in the first place.

There is also growing speculation surrounding Keylor Navas’ future at the Bernabeu amid PSG interest.

Rumours in Spain claim that Real are attempting to sign PSG’s number one Alphonse Areola before Monday’s deadline. To sweeten the deal for the French champions, they could offer to trade Navas.

While not name-dropping any club, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed his first-choice goalkeeper could leave on Friday.

Although Zidane doesn’t expect any more arrivals ahead of Los Blancos’ trip to Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.

Real, of course, are looking to return to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid last weekend.

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 31: Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez (L) and Zinedine Zidane (R).