Real Madrid to Demand €500m for Manchester United & Juventus Target Raphael Varane

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has been assured by star midfielder Pogba that the Frenchman does not want to leave Manchester United despite mounting speculation over a switch to Real Madrid.

Luca Zidane is the No. 1 goalkeeper for Real's reserve and he had not featured for the first team since making his debut in a 2-2 draw against Villarreal on the final day of last season. "Then people who think and want to go for the personal side I do not care".

"I find that talk disrespectful", he said.

"I spoke recently with Anthony, Raphael's brother, so we discussed a little bit about the state of the market, so to speak", Satin said, according to FourFourTwo.

Zidane also defended his choice to play neither keeper against Huesca on Saturday, instead handing his 20-year-old son Luca only his second competitive start for the Spanish giants. "It is a hard season but, when things were going well, the fans were supporting us all".

"This is not something we talk about even though there are lots of journalists and newspapers discussing this, for us it is not important".

FC understands that rather than looking to improve his contract, as has previously been reported, Varane wants to decide what is best for his career long-term having won every trophy available at Madrid.

"I can tell you he is very happy here, has been here eight years, has done phenomenal so far".

Former Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic has claimed that whilst he can foresee Marcelo returning to the level that many have seen at Los Blancos for the last decade, he has his doubts about Gareth Bale doing the same.

However, it has been rumoured that the centre-back is looking for a pay rise to reflect his status as one of the world's finest defenders, and there are doubts as to whether Real are willing to appease him.

  • Rosalie Stanley