Pogba ‘must hand in transfer request’ to complete dream move to Real Madrid

Paul Pogba must hand in a transfer request if he is to force a move to Real Madrid this summer.

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is determined to block any approach for the midfielder, however.

This is despite manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, happy to let him go as he fears his own position will be on the line if he cannot rely on an unhappy player.

Woodward thinks selling the World Cup winner would damage the club’s reputation according to the Sun.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told Pogba that if he wants the move it is now or never.

Pogba recently paid a visit to Mecca as he marks Ramadan.

The 26-year-old embarked on a pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest city in Saudi Arabia following the end of the football season.

It is not the Frenchman’s first visit, having made the trip at the end of the last two seasons as well.