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Zinedine Zidane: "Everyone is interested in Pogba"

The French coach discussed transfer target Paul Pogba ahead of Real Madrid's defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Zinedine Zidane: "Everyone is interested in Pogba"
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Zinedine Zidane spoke to the media as his side prepares for the first test of their 2016/17 pre-season activity with a 2016 International Champions Cup game in Ohio against PSG tonight.

How has the first week in Canada been ?

I'm happy with the way things have gone so far, we were using excellent facilities and it was a superb seven days. I'm looking forward to the first game and it will be important for us to get off to a good start.

On the subject of Pogba. Is there a possibility he could sign for Real Madrid?

I don't know. At present we're working here but until the window closes on August 31 anything can happen. He's not a Real Madrid player yet and I can't speculate on what may happen.

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You say that Pogba is not yet a Madrid player. Is negotiation taking place? Is he a request of yours?

That's a very direct question and I'll always answer a question but at the moment there is nothing I can say about this subject. Everyone's interested in Pogba. He's a great player and when you are Real Madrid you always want the best. At present he's a Juventus player and that needs to be respected so I can tell you nothing.

Are you happy with the current squad despite no new signings?

The Madrid squad currently is difficult to improve as we've always had the best. We won (the Champions League) with this squad and it's true that there are some other great players out there. There will always be good players that can enhance one's squad.

What are your pre-season expectations despite not having Cristiano or Bale with the squad yet?

Real Madrid always need to have a good pre-season. We're still missing players due to their involvement with the latter stages of Euro 2016. We also have a few players carrying slight knocks so no-one will be risked. We have a big game coming up on August 9 (UEFA Super Cup vs. Sevilla) and that's what we are aiming for.