The long-running Paul Pogba transfer saga has taken another couple of twists in the last 24 hours.
Pogba has picked up a hamstring injury that will keep him out of action for two months, meaning he will miss Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco.
Hot on the heels of this news of this news came a claim from Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that the player is not interested in a move to Real Madrid.
Raiola told L’Equipe: "Real Madrid are a club that is used to buying players like you buy a facecloth and then throws them away like a facecloth.
“Real are a team that sees a player who has six good games at the World Cup and buys him.
"We don't want to go to a club like that. We want to go to a club that believes in Paul's potential.”
It’s probably unwise for someone who works on a commission basis to mug off a club that spends gazillions of Euros on players each season, but it’s certainly good news for Chelsea and Manchester United’s chances of buying the player.