The Times report that Real Madrid are set to use Bale, Keylor and James Rodriguez as part of the deal to lure the French international.
Zinedine Zidane has set his set his sights on Paul Pogba with the Manchester United player on of the key requests from the Madrid coach as he puts together his squad for the 2019-20 campaign. According to the Times (UK), Real Madrid are set to use Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and James Rodriguez as part of the deal.
All three players have been singled by the French coach as surplus to requirements with te Welsh striker alone valued at 70 million euro by market specialist Transfermarkt. Colombian James Rodriguez returns on loan from his loan deal at Bayern Munich and has been advised by his parent club to listen to offers with Costa Rican stopper also having been informed by the French coach that Courtois will wear the number one shirt at the Bernabéu next season.
Keylor has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past when it appeared that David de Gea was set to move to the Spanish capital with the main source of current interest in the keeper coming from Portugal’s “Big two” in Benfica and Porto.
For Pogba, as revealed on March 20, that desire is to wear the white of Real Madrid, with a seemingly added bonus of doing so with one of his idols at the helm. To lift a Champions League is one of his absolute objectives and he is aware that the Spanish giants – certainly if they decide to throw their weight behind the squad rebuild, as is predicted – may be where his chances of doing so are greater. The Frenchman, still just 26, has a contract with United until June 2021 and his salary totals around 14 million euros net.