"When they sold the player in 2016, they told us what the offer would have to be and we couldn't afford that amount of money at the time".
Paul Pogba answered that it was a "dream" to play for Real Madrid and to work with French legend Zinedine Zidane when quizzed about it during the recently concluded worldwide break, leading to massive speculation that the midfielder was angling for a move away from Manchester United in the summer. But, since the Portuguese's departure, there has been no looking back for Varane, who has gone on to become one of the best centre-backs in the world.More news: Man Utd must show no fear against Barcelona, says Andy Cole
It's believed by some that Pogba wishes to be in place with Los Merengues by July 1, and the Dutch agent has promised him he will do everything in his power to fulfil the midfielder's wish.
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Two names stand well above the rest, and they are Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane, and it's clear that the duo, who are both assessing their own positions in Madrid, could hold the key to unlocking Pogba's transfer to Real Madrid.
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