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The French midfielder is no longer a target, according to MARCA.

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Real Madrid will not try to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba anymore, according to a report published this Friday on MARCA. Madrid are not willing to spend that much money on Pogba after the appearance of Fede Valverde and the Coronavirus pandemic, which will affect the transfer market and the value of players.

Coach Zinedine Zidane would still like to coach Pogba and Real Madrid almost secured his signing in the summer of 2019. However, Los Blancos are now thinking about Eduardo Camavinga, who appears ready to stay with Stade Rennais for another season.

The world of football and the transfer market is quite uncertain at this moment, which means that big signings with big salaries like the one Pogba would demand are not a priority.

That likely means that Madrid’s midfield will stay put for next season unless Los Blancos bring back Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian talent would like to complete his loan deal with Real Sociedad and make his return to Real Madrid in the summer of 2021, but Madrid could ultimately decide to talk him into wearing the white uniform next season, even if it means playing less minutes early on.