Christian Eriksen could seal a move to Real Madridfrom Tottenham, but it all depends on whether Paul Pogba decides to stay at Manchester United.

Madrid were desperate to sign Pogba from United during the summer transfer window but the Red Devils stood firm and kept hold of their man.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was also said to be keen on a move to the Spanish capital, after making his desire to find a new challenge public knowledge.

The Danish international’s contract is due to run out at the end of the season meaning several big European clubs will be interesting in holding talks, with Los Blancos at the front of the queue.

However, Football Whispers have told Sky Sports that Zinedine Zidane’s side will only try to agree a deal with the playmaker if Pogba decides to stay at United.

Zidane was left disappointed after the transfer window closed before his bosses were able to secure a deal with the World Cup winner, who was his key summer target.

The 26-year-old was also open about wanting to find a new club after United failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola told The Times in July: ““Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on.”

“We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”

Solskjaer grew tired of questions relating to Pogba as the rumours swirled over the summer, and tried to put an end to speculation in August.

“You always put question marks around Paul, don’t you?” Solskjaer asked the journalists.

“I’ve got no concerns on Paul. For me, he is going to stay.

“I don’t think it is odd saying, ‘I enjoy playing, I have fun with my team-mates, I enjoy what I’m doing, I love my job – and I’ve enjoyed the game’.

“Of course, that sentence with the question mark about him – there’s always question marks about Paul Pogba.

“There’s not one press conference where I have not answered a question about Paul Pogba.

“Eighty per cent of what he said is ‘I enjoyed the game’ and his time now.”

Next up for United and Pogba is the visit of Leicester on Saturday in the Premier League.


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