Mino Raiola hints at sensational Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard player swap transfer between Man Utd and Real Madrid

MINO RAIOLA refused to rule out Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United – and is even open to a swap deal involving Eden Hazard.

The super-agent has often linked Pogba with a move abroad, and he explained why a move to Real Madrid still has not materialised.

Pogba was linked to Los Blancos in January and July last year most recently, and Raiola was asked why he has not moved to the Spanish capital by AS.

He said: "It is a question to ask Madrid. At one time Pogba felt a lot of love and trust from United, and there were several other clubs.

"Later, it is very difficult for United and Madrid to understand each other for a great transfer, because strong clubs do not want to sell strong players to other strong clubs. 

"And I’m not going to fool him, for Pogba playing for Madrid was always a very attractive thing, for Zidane too. He is his idol as a young man.

Raiola was then asked if Pogba moving to Real Madrid this summer was a possibility.

He added: "I do not know. I think that nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. As it is. 

"You have to be flexible to think of all the possibilities. And if tomorrow Madrid wants to make a Hazard-Pogba change? It is just an example. And if all four parties like it, why not?"

In the interview, Raiola suggested that Madrid can afford Erling Haaland, so there is potentially a transfer kitty available for a big-name player like Pogba.


The midfielder has scored six goals in 37 games this term and looks settled under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and United have one foot in the Europa League final.

Pogba recently revealed that he thinks his side are now capable of challenging Manchester City for the title, so he could be keen to stay.

And given Pogba's important to Solskjaer, it is perhaps unlikely that United will be willing to let him go this summer.

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