Paul Pogba says it’s his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid and reveals there have been no talks with Ed Woodward about a new contract as he openly flirts with a move away from Manchester United
The Frenchman’s contract at the Premier League giants expires in just 10 months and the 27-year-old has admitted that Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward has not approached him over a new deal.
Pogba has been strongly linked with a move from United for around a year, especially when missed much of last season with a long-term injury and agent Mino Raiola fired shots at the club for a ‘lack of sporting direction’.
Despite Pogba remaining a key player at Old Trafford this season, he told a press conference for the French national team on Thursday: ‘Yes, all football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?
‘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.’
Manchester United are currently in a crisis on the pitch after their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend left them in 16th place after three games.
Now they are set for another transfer saga as the club are currently refusing to enter negotiations with Pogba over a new deal, despite the French midfielder being a popular figure at Old Trafford.
Pogba continued: ‘No-one has told me anything. I have not spoken to Ed Woodward. We haven’t spoken about a new deal.
‘At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.
‘I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not.
‘So far, nothing has happened. I can’t tell you something that I don’t know.’
Pogba is currently on international duty with France before heading back to England to continue his season with Manchester United.
The midfielder was a substitute as Les Bleus won 7-1 at home to Ukraine in a friendly on Wednesday night. His next Manchester United game will be a trip to Newcastle United a week on Saturday.