Pogba only possible 'big name signing' alluded to by Zidane

With a wry smile as he faced the media ahead of the LaLiga game away to Villarreal, Zidane stated that anything was possible with the transfer window open.

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Facing the media at yesterday's press conference, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane affirmed that there was still time for the club to secure one or even two big name signings despite many feeling that the current Real Madrid squad is the one the French coach will oversee for the 2019-20 campaign. The current squad boasts 26 players and this includes Mariano and also Brazilian's Rodrygo and Vinicius with both Brazilians also being registered to play for Real Madrid Castilla (Madrid's 'B' team) which will ensure the club adhere to the 25 player rule.

As regards possible late arrivals at the Bernabéu, the possible acquisition of Neymar has been all but ruled out and if the Brazilian striker does make a return to LaLiga, it seems that a Camp Nou return would be the likely destination for the PSG forward.

Coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid CF

Pobga possibility?

After Zidane's comments in the press conference, the spotlight once again falls on French international Paul Pogba. The United player moving at the eleventh hour also seems unlikely given that the Premier League outfit failed to sign a suitable replacement to cover his position and the adamant stance adopted by United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær in his press conference yesterday after the draw in Southampton where the coach stated that Paul Pogba would be remaining at Old Trafford.

Zidane seems not to have lost the faith in securing the services of his compatriot but the club's failure to sell both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to facilitate the 170 million euro asking price for Pogba will potentially see the French star to continue to wear the red shirt of United for the forthcoming season.