Real Madrid have refused to rule out selling Isco and Marco Asensio if the money could be reinvested in signing Manchester United's Paul Pogba or another marquee midfielder, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.
Madrid have already spent over €300 million shaking up a squad which failed in 2018-19, with Eden Hazard the headline addition to their forward line, and centre-forward Luka Jovic and winger Rodrygo also arriving.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told coach Zinedine Zidane it will be "very difficult" to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.
Zidane has made clear his admiration for Pogba both publicly and privately, and on Wednesday evening, during a transfer summit at Madrid's preseason base in Montreal, asked Perez and director general Jose Angel Sanchez to make another effort to sign the midfielder.
Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers starting at €80 million for Gareth Bale but have received no offers this summer, club sources have told ESPN FC, while the Wales international remains determined to stay.
Manager Zinedine Zidane froze Bale out of the first team picture towards the end of last season, but sources have told ESPN FC the four-time Champions League winner has no intention of leaving the Spanish capital, and feels he retains the support of club president Florentino Perez.
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