Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has brushed aside all pressures to divulge the details of the chat he had with Manchester United embattled midfielder, Paul Pogba amidst transfer rumours.
The French gaffer is adamant that his meeting with the World Cup winner was down to “pure chance”. He stresses that he will not disclose the details of the meeting to the public.
Pogba who has been in the UAE – Dubai precisely – as part of a recovery process from an ankle problem he sustained sometime this season was pictured meeting the Madrid boss during his trip to the region for the Dubai Artificial Intelligence in Sport (DAIS) Conference and Exhibition.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he shouldn’t be bothered that one of his players was meeting with the manager of a club who are rumoured to be among the favourites to sign him.
Pogba was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford and onto Santiago Bernabeu during the summer transfer window after he declared that he was looking to try new challenges.
The 2006 World Cup winner is not ready to look to the next transfer window just yet but is insistent on keeping his chats with Pogba secret.
“It was pure chance,” Zidane told a news conference on Friday when asked about the meeting.
“He was there and I was doing the talk and, as we know each other, we spoke. But it’s personal – I’m not going to tell you what we talked about.
“We’ve known each other for a long time, we crossed paths, we stopped, and we talked.
“There are a lot of options, for every club [in January]. When we come to this date, the clubs will decide. We’re going to play with 11 players tomorrow [Saturday, against Real Mallorca] and there will be players on the bench. We’ll find a solution.
“We’ll be able to sign players until the end of January, but what matters to me is the game [against Mallorca]. I’m not thinking about reinforcements. That’s a long way off.”