?Zinedine Zidane has refused to be drawn into speculation after a photo surfaced where the Real Madrid manager was seen speaking to Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
Pogba was heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital during the summer transfer window but was unable to secure a move away from Old Trafford, with Real Madrid left struggling to match his fee after already spending £276m on new players.
The 26-year-old was recently ?pictured alongside Zidane in Dubai which sparked another wave of speculation, but the Real Madrid manager insists his meeting with the United midfielder was just a coincidence.
Photo: Pogba and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Transform Altitude Performance Center in Dubai. The source states their encounter was a coincidence #mulive [mirror] pic.twitter.com/055oxMMKaP
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“We’ve known each other for a long time, we crossed paths, we stopped, and we talked.
“We’ll be able to sign players until the end of January, but what matters to me is the game [against Mallorca]. I’m not thinking about reinforcements. That’s a long way off.”
Although Real Madrid couldn’t sign Pogba during the summer transfer window, they were able to bring youngsters Takefusa Kubo and Alberto Soro to the club.
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