Real Madrid remain in the battle for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
AS says Real are confident that they hold an ace up their sleeve in the race for Pogba: head coach Zinedine Zidane.
Having held initial talks with Pogba’s representative, Mino Raiola, Real are understood to be reluctant to meet the figures being demanded by Juve and the Italian agent.
Fellow suitors Manchester United, meanwhile, are believed to have reached an agreement with Raiola ahead of an official bid for the midfielder.
However, Pogba is thought to be keen to pull on the white shirt of Madrid – and is highly attracted by the possibility of working with his illustrious countryman.
Despite Raiola’s apparent attempts to whip up a bidding war for his client, Real are hopeful Pogba’s desire to play at the Bernabéu – under Zidane – will tell.