Real Madrid wants Paul Pogba and the LaLiga giant is confident the Manchester United midfielder would reject a possible return to Juventus.

Pogba, 26, is set to leave Old Trafford this close season, just three years after returning to the Premier League club from Juve.

The France international is heavily linked with a move to Madrid, but the Serie A champion is also reportedly interested.

TOP STORY – MADRID BELIEVE POGBA WILL REJECT JUVE RETURN

Real Madrid  feels  Pogba  will opt against a return to  Juventus  even if the chance presented itself, according to the  Daily Mail.

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The report says Pogba wants to play for compatriot and Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and experience a new league.

Pogba has travelled with United for its pre-season tour, but his agent recently said the midfielder wants an exit.

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- Madrid is set to raise some funds by selling  James Rodriguez  to  Napoli . Marca reports Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli is in Madrid with James' agent, with the LaLiga side wanting €42million for the playmaker. Napoli, meanwhile, want an option to buy later.

Mauro Icardi  is unwanted at Inter, with Napoli and  Juventus  linked with the forward. Corriere dello Sport report Juve president Andrea Agnelli was meeting with agent Gabriele Giuffrida, who could be the intermediary for negotiations between the Serie A champion and Inter.

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Manchester United  appears to be searching for a midfielder this close season and they are linked with a surprise move for  Tiemoue Bakayoko . RMC Sport say United have made contact with Chelsea about Bakayoko, back at Stamford Bridge after a loan spell at AC Milan, while  Paris Saint-Germain are also chasing the French midfielder.

- Juventus is willing to sell  Joao Cancelo . According to Corriere Torino, Maurizio Sarri has approved the sale of the full-back, who has been linked to  Manchester City  and  Bayern Munich .

Everton  is looking to strengthen with the addition of a forward. Sport report the Premier League club are willing to offer £31.4m (€35m) for Barcelona forward  Malcom , who has also attracted interest from  Arsenal . Meanwhile, La Gazzetta dello Sport say Everton had a £26.9m (€30m) offer for teenage Juventus forward  Moise Kean  turned down.

- Like Icardi unwanted at Inter,  Radja Nainggolan  has offers from China. Gianluca Di Marzio reports the Belgian midfielder is evaluating offers from Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs  Dalian Yifang  and  Shanghai Shenhua .