PSG almost nicked Pogba

Paul Pogba was linked all summer long to Real Madrid after expressing his desire to leave Manchester United.

Zinedine Zidane was not backed by the Bernabeu board, however, which left the door open to other sides.

Foreign TV channel Sport Italia claim, as per Sport, PSG were in contact with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola over a move for the midfielder.

The deal broke down, however, when fellow Raiola client Marco Verratti signed an extension at Parc des Princes until 2024, which reduced the side’s need for another central midfielder.