Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Los Blancos are indeed still working on a deal that would snatch Juventus star Paul Pogba out of the grasp of Manchester United and see him lining up at the Bernabeu this season instead.
Pogba is believed to be on the verge of completing a world record return to United, but there seem to be growing suggestions that the move is stalling over a disagreement regarding the payment of a €30m fee to agent Mino Raiola.
It has even been speculated that Raiola has cancelled a planned medical, while others have suggested that the delay is being used as a deliberate tactic to get Real back in the race.
Asked about the subject, Zidane is quoted by Goal.com as saying, "In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more."
The Frenchman, who has won the Champions League as a coach and player and remains a huge pull for any prospective new player, refused to give much more away but the club's intentions seem clear.
"Until 31st August (transfer deadline) anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen," Zidane added.
"I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba. Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can't say anything more out of respect."
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