Paul Pogba reportedly tells Man United chiefs he wants Real Madrid switch

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Mariano currently occupies the shirt number Madrid want to give Hazard

Eden Hazard is in Madrid and has successfully passed his checkup at the hospital of Sanitas La Moraleja University in Spain before being introduced to the players of Real Madrid, reports AS.

Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe and Manchester United midfielder Pogba are also linked with Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane's rebuild is gathering steam.

The 23-year-old has already held talks with Zidane to discuss his role within the first team squad at Real Madrid, as they aim to bounce back from a disappointing campaign this term.

Real Madrid ended their long pursuit of Hazard on Friday, June 7, when they agreed to sign the Belgium winger from Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported $112 million, making him their joint-record signing.

The Premier League side reportedly won't sell for less than £150 million.

Madrid have since spent big money on bringing in Eden Hazard to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, with Luka Jovic also joining from Eintracht Frankfurt to further bolster their attacking options.

Pogba is one of the best players in the world, that goes without saying.

People can, of course, point to extenuating circumstances at Old Trafford, as United still struggle to come to terms with the post-Ferguson era, bereft of clear-sighted leadership at higher levels in the club. This was the best moment to sign for Real Madrid.

"A uniquely talented player with extraordinary quality comes to play at our club", he said at his Hazard's unveiling.

Stamford Bridge is rarely a settled place, and was in turmoil for large parts of last season under Maurizio Sarri.

Madrid-based Marca claimed earlier this week that the club were leaning on Pogba to force a move through away from Manchester United, hoping that it would in some way help negotiations progress ahead of the new season.

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