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Manchester United reject Real Madrid’s €30 million and James Rodriguez offer for Paul Pogba

Time is running out for Los Blancos.

Kristiansund BK v Manchester United - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images

Real Madrid sent Manchester United an offer to sign Paul Pogba but the British club rejected it, according to a report from The Times. This same report says that Madrid’s offer included €30 million and the rights for James Rodriguez.

Time is running out for Madrid to sign the French midfielder, who was Zinedine Zidane’s priority for the current transfer window. If that offer is true, Los Blancos can certainly do better than that if they really want the player. United reportedly want at least €130 million to let Pogba go and that’s something Real Madrid just don’t want to offer that kind of money.

It looks like Ajax’s Donny Van de Beek will be Madrid’s new midfielder, and while he is an interesting target, Zidane could very well be upset given that he wanted someone to compete with Modric and Kroos for a spot in the starting lineup and that Van de Beek might not have that kind of quality just yet.

If Madrid don’t sign Pogba this summer, the transfer window will clearly fall short as only Eden Hazard will start for the team on a consistent basis. Los Blancos need something else to compete for all three titles and while players like Jovic, Mendy, Militao and Van de Beek add some nice depth to the squad, they might not be enough.

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