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Madrid 'may' go for Pogba.

Real Madrid 'may' try to sign Paul Pogba this summer

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It may have been less than 72 hours since Real Madrid lifted their eleventh Champions League trophy but they are already eyeing up transfer targets for next season.

The attraction of playing for the European champions may be advantageous as they go head-to-head with other major European clubs for the best available players.

One of the most talented players that could possibly be on the market this summer is Paul Pogba.

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The midfielder helped his Juventus side win their fifth consecutive Serie A title this season and is set to be a star at Euro 2016 for the hosts, France.

While Pogba hasn’t mentioned that he is willing to leave the Old Lady, he has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and a sensational return to Manchester United in recent months.

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Perez's comments

But Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has admitted that, if Pogba was to become available, they would be keen to make a move for him.

"Pogba is a great player, but in midfield we have six great players, so I would not want to discuss speculation," Perez told reporters, per FourFourTwo.

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"While he excites me, it is difficult to reach agreements if there are no termination clauses [in a player's contract].

"If a player such as him [Pogba] is available, we may go for him, but would have to reach an agreement.

"It is very difficult to bring someone [in]. I'll talk to [Zinedine] Zidane. Our obligation is to be much better every year. He will decide if we can get someone better than we have."

David de Gea

One transfer saga that Madrid were involved in last season included Manchester United’s David de Gea. For months, it looked as though the goalkeeper would join Los Blancos but the deal fell through after the paperwork wasn’t completed in time.

While there’s no denying De Gea is a world-class goalkeeper, Madrid have hardly rued the collapse of his transfer given the impressive performances from Keylor Navas this season.

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And Perez has admitted it’s unlikely that both Navas and De Gea would be at the club next season.

"I am not the one who has to decide," Perez added when asked about De Gea. "I would say it is very difficult to manage two great players in that position."

The future of Casemiro and James

How about players leaving? Casemiro and James Rodriguez are two stars that have been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital but Perez rates them both very highly.

"Casemiro has been a surprise to some, but I had no doubts," he said. "He has the qualities that will lead him to become one of the greats.

"James arrived late and started late. Others were playing well. He is one of the great players we have.

"We have not had any offers for anyone or talked about the future."

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Paul Pogba
Zinedine Zidane
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