Manchester United will keep the players they want to stay - David Moyes

There's "moderate optimism" at Real Madrid, which could be shaken somewhat when met with the answer from Old Trafford... depending on what that answer is.

"So if Manchester United don't want them, they'll make sure they go. For me, he is one of the best in the world and as a friend I would like him to be here".

The France worldwide admitted earlier this week that playing for Real is a "dream" of his - comments that were welcomed by Zinedine Zidane.

"He is a player who brings a lot, few are able to do what he does".

Thibaut Courtois claims Eden Hazard wants to join him at Real Madrid this summer.

Manchester United are said to be interested in the France worldwide. When I arrived at Real Madrid the cost of my transfer was 70 million euros and it was insane and now look where we are going.

"We know the player he is but he is not my player".

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Britain, European and French flags are seen before a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 21, 2016.

The Bernabeu has also shown less patience towards Marcelo and Bale this season, with the former's future still an unknown, while the Welshman seems to be moving further away from Madrid, although he has insisted on staying and trying to convince Zidane.

Ahead of the game, Zidane has sprung a bit of a surprise by opting to omit some senior players from the matchday squad.

"And of course we are hoping to build a team strong enough worthy of the history of the club".

"He will have a little bit more help on choosing and selection, but more importantly the decision I would say 100 per cent will be the manager's choice".

"The only thing [that matters] is what the player thinks and the player is very good here. To me, he looks happy and committed in what he is doing".

And now Zidane has seemingly responded - stating to Spanish media before his side's clash with Huesca that signing Pogba was something of a possibility one day.

  • Lawrence Cooper