Manchester United could be forced to accept a shock loss on midfielder Paul Pogba if they sell their record signing this summer, MySportDab reports.
MySportDab understands Real Madrid value him at no more than £50million.
There is an acceptance at Manchester United and in Pogba’s camp that it would be in everyone’s interests for the Frenchman to be sold at the end of this season.
Pogba has played only 71 minutes of football since September due to various injury problems.
He is now close to full fitness and Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was last week unable to assure everyone that he will play for United again.
Bids in excess of £150m could have brought United to sell Pogba last summer but the 26-year-old’s market value has declined because of his contract situation.
Manchester United have the option to extend it by another 12 months, but there are reports the club could sell for the same £89m they paid Juventus to sign him in 2016.
The combination of injury problems and comments by his agent Mino Raiola, as he tries to get his client out of Old Trafford, could even make things worse.
Real Madrid are still favorites to sign Pogba after Coach Zinedine Zidane targeted his French compatriot but a move to Spain has failed to happen.
Real President Florentino Perez is now focused on signing Neymar or Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus are quite limited financially and would have to sell some players or offer a player in a deal, as they did last summer when trying to swap Paulo Dybala for Romelu Lukaku, who later signed for Inter Milan.
Speaking after Monday’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea, former United players Gary Neville and Roy Keane revealed they believed Pogba would leave the club at the end of the season.
Pogba’s Brother Mathias said on Tuesday: ‘Everyone knows that he wants to leave Manchester United, he wants to play in the Champions League and win titles. We all know that won’t happen at United. We will see what happens this summer.’
Agent Raiola also said recently that Pogba might not be able to ‘escape’ Old Trafford and also responded to comments from Solskjaer by saying that his client was not a ‘prisoner’.
‘I certainly don’t intend to disrespect the club or towards Solskjaer,’ said the agent.
‘Paul has a contract with Manchester United and wants to get back fit as quickly as possible to be a positive factor until the end of the season.’