Real Madrid are set to take their interest in Paul Pogba to the next step by making an offer of two players in return for the World Cup winning midfielder, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stance over the Frenchman’s importance at Manchester United.

Spanish outlet Eldesmarque has claimed that the La Liga side are ready to put deals for James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale on the table as they try to convince Solskjaer and Ed Woodward to sell.

Both Rodriguez and Bale have fallen out of favour for spells under Zinedine Zidane as he puts faith in the younger duo of Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.

The three-times Champions League winning boss has been open about his desire to bring Pogba to the Bernabeu since he returned to the club, and failed in an attempt to signing him in the summer.

Pogba is currently out of action through injury but is expected to return before the end of the calendar year, with Solskjaer keen to utilise him in the busiest part of the season.