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POGBA TO REAL?

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has entered for the first time that the club may try and sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer. The former Manchester United man has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe over the last few years.

Juventus managed to sign him on a free transfer – albeit being a compensation later – in 2011. He has been consistently improving since joining the Italian giants, but there has been intense speculation over his future in the last few months. Even Juventus have admitted that the league is not big enough to accommodate a player like Pogba and his wage demands.

As one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid could certainly afford the 20-year-old’s transfer fee and wages. The team has done exceedingly well in the first eight months of Carlo Ancelotti’s regime. They are top of the table with what many regard as one of the best squads in the world. Despite this, there have been consistent rumours linking Pogba with a move to Real Madrid. After staying quiet on the situation for a long time, Ancelotti has opened the topic by accepting that he would like to bring in the 20-year-old to the Santiago Bernebeu.

He says that he also considers Pogba as one of the best midfielders in the world at his age with Isco and Verratti being the others.

"He's a great player. He's doing a very good job at a great club. He's a very complete midfielder. Sign him? Why not. He's one of the best young midfielders alongside (Marco) Verratti and Isco," said the Italian.

The midfielder could cost in the region of £25 to £30 million, which is unlikely to pose a lot of trouble for Madrid, who brought in Gareth Bale for a world-record £ 86 million.