Real Madrid inform Mino Raiola of Paul Pogba January transfer decision

Real Madrid have made it clear to Mino Raiola they have no intention of signing Paul Pogba in January.

The super agent pulled out all the stops to try and get the Frenchman to the Bernabeu in the summer but was unable to do so.

Since then the dynamics have changed in the Spanish capital which has seen Madrid's interest cool for now, reports Marca .

Fede Valverde has continued to impress in the middle of the park in recent weeks which has lessened the need for Los Blancos to add the Frenchman. They also have the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro in their ranks.

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Madrid are three points behind Barcelona but can go back level with the Catalans should they win on Sunday. They are also in the knockout stages of the Champions League where they will clash with Manchester City and Pep Guardiola

Zinedine Zidane remains a huge admirer of Pogba and would be keen to team up with him were a deal able to be struck.

Manchester United though are still demanding €200m (£170m) for the midfielder who hasn't featured for three months due to injury.

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Pogba has 18 months left to run on his deal at Old Trafford which may soon force their hand, but right now they are not prepared to drop their asking price.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has a good relationship with his star midfielder and can help him fulfil his ambitions in Manchester.

However United's squad are expecting two new faces to arrive in January with Solskjaer requesting a creative midfielder.

There is no indication any arrival would be a replacement for Pogba with a forward also on the Norwegian's shopping list.

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