Manchester United star Paul Pogba has dropped a fresh hint over his playing future, revealing he’s yet to hold talks with the club over a new contract and stating that it’s his “dream” to play for Real Madrid.
Pogba’s contract expires in 10 months time and the French international has not been contacted by the club to talk through a fresh deal.
United face the risk of Pogba running down his contract if they do not re-sign him in the coming months.
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The player’s agent Mino Raiola has said in the past that Pogba wants “to win prizes” and United’ recent 6-1 defeat to Tottenham will have done nothing to convince him that he can do so while he is still playing at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Currently on international duty with France, the 27-year-old responded to a question from the press about potentially linking up with Zinedine Zidane.
“Yes, all football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day,” Pogba said.
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“I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I’m having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it.
“I will give everything to the max, like my teammates. No-one has told me anything. I have not spoken to Ed Woodward. We haven’t spoken about a new deal.”
ARSENAL START OZIL TALKS AS STAR HEADLINES LIST OF OUTCASTS
Arsenal will re-open talks with Mesut Ozil in an attempt to find a settlement to the final nine months of his contract after he was left out of their European squad.
Ozil is paid £350,000 ($630,000) per week and according to The Daily Mail wants every pound and pence of a deal which will see him earn £13 million ($23.4million) before his contract expires.
Earlier this week Ozil offered to pay the full salary of Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus mascot Jerry Quy who was made redundant after 27 years with the club.
It was seen by many as an attempt to win around fans disillusioned with the German international.
Ozil, 31, was left out of Arsenal’s squad for European competition. His teammate Sokratis Papastathopoulos was also omitted.
There are other big-name stars facing uncertain futures after Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo were snubbed for their Champions League campaign.
Tottenham’s England defender Danny Rose was left out in the cold and Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater was dropped from their European squad.
LIFELINE EMERGES FOR WILSHERE
Rangers have yet of offer Jack Wilshere a deal after he was released by West Ham, but former Ibrox player Charlie Adam has urged the club’s manager, Steve Gerrard, to sign the ex-Arsenal star.
Wilshere, 28, is a free agent and the Hammers released him following an injury-hit switch from Arsenal.
The midfielder previously played with Gerrard for England and the Gers boss once described Wilshere as having “the potential to become one of the best in the world”.
”He will still be getting paid from West Ham, and he might just think I might go up there and play until the end of this season,” Adam told PLZ Soccer.
“I could see it happening because Steven’s got that presence so it wouldn’t surprise me.
“When a quality player like Wilshere becomes available you’ve got to grab the bull by the horns and try and get that deal done.”
RED NET NEW KEEPER – THANKS TO THEIR CURRENT ONE
Liverpool have signed Fluminense goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga on the recommendation of their current one Alisson Becker.
Becker’s brother, Muriel, worked with Pitaluga at the Brazilian side and tipped Liverpool off to the youngster’s talent.
The Brazilian played in the FIFA U17 World Cup on home soil last November.
“I asked Ali to speak to his brother to see how it goes and how he is doing,” Liverpool’s head of goalkeeping John Achterberg.
“Ali spoke to his brother and Ali went training there. We saw a little bit from the training and the games he was playing for the reserves in Brazil.
“He was already 16 playing in the reserve team there so you also think, they trust him to play already in the reserves at 16.”