Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president, has confirmed that the club tried to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba.
Perez confirmed that the club attempted to lure Pogba and Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, in the past without successes.
The Frenchman was a major target for the La Liga giants during the summer transfer window, but it didn’t materialise.
“There are players who don’t get sold. We went for Lewandowski for several years and nothing happened because he has no clause, and they [Bayern Munich] won’t sell him,” Perez told Goal.com.
“There’s no way. And that’s happened with Pogba. When certain players can be sold, we can go for them.”
Pogba had sparked speculation on his future in June, when he said he would be open to a “new challenge.”
His brother, Mathias Pogba, further speculated on his sibling’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu before the window closed on September 2.
The 2018 World Cup winner joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world-record fee of £89 million.
But recent reports suggest that he could still move to Real at the end of this season.