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Real Madrid deny Paul Pogba contact

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An Italian tabloid ran a story yesterday indicating that Real Madrid had reached an agreement over personal terms with Juventus star Paul Pogba, which is the same sort of nonsense that the Italian media publishes on a daily basis. This story drew a reaction from the Spanish club, however, who quickly issued a statement on the matter:

Following the reports published in the Italian newspaper La Stampa concerning an alleged offer from Real Madrid for the player Paul Pogba, the club wishes to state the following:

Real Madrid have had no contact either with Juventus or the player's agent and, as a consequence, the reports published in this newspaper are completely false.

I realize that Paul Pogba likely has the highest profile of any potential Real Madrid transfer target this summer, and that they probably don't want to irritate Juventus by speaking with the player ahead of the Champions League final, but if the club is planning to issue statements every time a new (silly) rumor arises, then it's likely to be a very boring summer for fans of Los Blancos. I suppose that might be a good way to prepare them for the Rafalution, though.