Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has won his transfer battle with Florentino Perez.

As Mirror Football revealed last month, the Frenchman and club president Perez have been at loggerheads over who is the right man to strengthen the Spanish side’s midfield this summer.

Zidane has long made Paul Pogba his No.1 choice, despite United’s reticence to sell and a potential £160million transfer fee.

Zidane returned to the club in March, nine months after walking out following three successive Champions League titles, on the proviso that he would be handed greater autonomy by the Real Madrid president, including over transfers.

But Perez had preferred Spurs star Christian Eriksen, believing him to be cheaper and more easily accessible given his contract has just 12 months left to run.

Amid the pair’s standoff, the club signed Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard, the latter being Zidane’s No.1 selection, while he acquiesced to the politics of the Madrid boardroom by making Thibaut Courtois his first-choice goalkeeper next term.