Real Madrid ‘open talks’ with Juventus over Man Utd targets Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal

Posted by - March 6, 2014 - All News, Italy, Manchester United, Spain, Transfer News and Gossip

Real Madrid have reportedly stolen a march on Manchester United by opening talks with Juventus over possible transfers for midfield duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.

The Juve pair are considered two of the world’s best midfielders at the moment and United have been heavily linked with attempts to sign them.

But Sky Italia reports that Juve and Real representatives met last night to discuss a possible deal.

The Serie A giants’ general manager Beppe Marrotta visited the Bernabeu ahead of last night’s friendly between Italy and Spain, but he would not confirm the reason for the meeting.

He said: “Today I did visit Real Madrid.

“But even if I had spoken about Pogba and Vidal I wouldn’t tell you.”

United are keen to spend big in the summer and are particularly eager to improve their midfield. But face an uphill battle to secure their top targets given that they are very unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.

The suggestions that Real are already working on a deal for two of his preferred options is another blow for manager David Moyes.

  • Mikkel Rehdin

    No way Madrid can afford to og higher than 90 mill Bale twice

  • Duck1897

    Never gonna happen. They can’t afford both. They’d have to include a bunch of players. Di Maria, Isco and Coentrao to start.

  • Joe Silva

    Make it happen Real the best mid in the world and best young mid. Sell Khedira,Di Maria, Illarramendi, Isco, Coentrao and Morata. 50 for each Pogba and Vidal would be enough. Our midfield would be Modric, Alonso, Vidal and Pogba plus another mid for more depth were rich we can do it.