Zinedine Zidane made the revelation on French radio station Radio Monte Carlo in an interview with ex-France international Christophe Dugarry, where he revealed that Madrid were in talks with Juventus at the time.

Zidane acknowledged that the European giants were serious contenders for the 23-year-old’s signature,

“He could have come. There were intense conversations to try and sign Paul but unfortunately, things did not work out as we’d hoped.”

Zidane has been an open admirer of Pogba’s ability, and had always lauded the talents of his compatriot years before becoming boss at the Bernabeu