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Real Madrid are confident of landing Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer.

The Manchester United midfielder’s deal at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of this season.

And reports in Spain say Real Madrid believe they can finally lure the 28-year-old to the Bernabeu after tracking him for several years.

They also hope to land his France international team-mate Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint Germain.

And they hope it would help to clinch a deal for the young forward if he knows he can play alongside Pogba.

Meanwhile, Man Utd have been told to pay £50million for French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni by Monaco.

But they face stiff competition from Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City.

The 21-year-old broke through at Bordeaux before making a £16m January 2020 switch to Monaco, and earned himself a call-up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad last month before helping Les Bleus win the Nations League.

Finally, Harry Maguire has revealed he ‘will be back on the pitch soon’ as he continues to recover from injury.

The Red Devils’ captain, 28, suffered a calf injury during last month’s 1-0 loss at the hands of Aston Villa.

Asked about his recovery, Maguire told the Man Utd website: “It’s getting there. I still haven’t trained yet with the squad.

“But I am getting better, I am progressing as I should be. It is obviously a frustrating injury for me to get.

“But I am progressing and I will be back on the pitch soon.”