Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has poured scorn on any chance of Manchester United resigning the French international this summer, with The Mirror reporting that he will snub any summer interest in the hope of eventually joining Real Madrid.
Pogba has been watched by United boss David Moyes several times this season, including a personal check during Juve's trip to Cagliari earlier in the campaign, which The Mirror believe was enough to convince the Red Devils chief a top transfer target was worth a £35m offer.
Moyes has been stopped in his tracks before that bid can be launched though, with Madrid very much his preferred destination thanks to the personal intervention of French legend Zinedine Zidane.
The current Madrid assistant manager has made it his mission to convince Pogba that his long-term future lies at the Bernabeu, leaving any hope of a United reunion looking unlikely to say the least.
Juve have so far not wavered on their firm stance that the 20-year-old remains integral to their plans moving forward, part of a fantastic midfield in Turin also featuring Arutro Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.
Madrid will be confident of eventually luring one of continent's finest young talents to La Liga though, particularly if United are their most prominent competition.
Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012 after failing to convince Sir Alex Ferguson that he deserved consistent first-team opportunities, a decision which with hindsight looks to have been very much misguided.