Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has insisted the Frenchman will not move to Real Madrid as they “throw away” too many players.
There has been widespread speculation over where Pogba’s future lies with Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all rumoured to be interested in the Juventus midfielder.
However, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti played down talk of a move for Pogba earlier this season.
Raiola has been angered by the comments and appeared to rule out Pogba going to Madrid by criticising the club’s transfer policy.
When told about Ancelotti’s comments, Raiola said: “If that’s the case, we’re not interested in Real either. I have never gone to Madrid to tell them: ‘Please, would you like to buy Pogba?’
“Real Madrid are a club that is used to buying players like you buy a facecloth — and then throws them away like a facecloth.
“We don’t want to go to a club like that. We want to go to a club that believes in Paul’s potential. I am not closing the door to Real, but I’m not opening it either.”
It is unlikely that fans will hear the last of Pogba’s transfer saga, especially with such a talkative agent as Raiola.
Madrid have proven in the past that they are fully prepared to spend big on a player and Raiola will know this. Man United are also said to have funds to spend this summer so Madrid will face competition when it comes to securing Pogba’s signature.