Real Madrid were in competition with Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba
By Nathan Orr
Last Updated: 28/08/16 2:32pm
Agent Mino Raiola has revealed Real Madrid and a host other clubs were competing for the signature of Paul Pogba
Pogba eventually joined Manchester United for a record-breaking transfer fee of £89m - only four years after he left the club as a free agent.
"Zidane wanted him at Real Madrid, but five or six other clubs were after him too," said Raiola in an interview with Telefoot.
"Manchester United now are stronger thanks to Pogba, but Real Madrid are not."
Pogba's return to Old Trafford brought an end to one of the summer's longest transfer sagas.
The 23-year-old was subject to transfer speculation at Euro 2016, where he was part of the France squad that suffered a 1-0 to defeat to Portugal in the final of the tournament.
"I never spoke to Pogba about the transfer market when he was taking part in Euro 2016, then he went on vacation because he was very disappointed by the final," Raoila added.
"So I went to meet him in Miami to get him up to speed. He explained to us what he wanted. Manchester is his home."
Raiola also revealed that Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of Pogba for a while, and even tried to bring the French midfielder to Stamford Bridge last summer.
"Mourinho already wanted to bring him to Chelsea last summer, but it was not the right time."