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Real will end Pogba pursuit if Neymar joins - Paper Round

Real will end Pogba pursuit if Neymar joins - Paper Round

12/08/2019 at 23:53Updated 13/08/2019 at 09:11

Paul Pogba, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Christian Eriksen and Daniel Sturridge all feature in Tuesday's Paper Round.

Pogba or Neymar at Real?

Video - Zinedine Zidane tight-lipped on Neymar

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Paper Round's view: No doubt it's money preventing them from signing both, but signing Pogba or Neymar? Where's the strategy? Why give up buying a midfielder if you get a striker you're after? As ever, it's more questions than answers with Real, who seem determined on adding one more Galactico, position not important.

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Bale prepared to stay

Paper Round's view: Waiting for the Chinese Super League window to open. Hoping a manager fails after a terrible pre-season. What more could you ask for? It is looking increasingly likely that Bale will stay beyond the summer - the real test will be if and when Zidane needs to turn to the forward when their league campaign gets under way.

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Kings of the Free Transfer

Christian Eriksen, Tottenham

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Paper Round's view: Juve's sixth sense is sounding out potential free transfers, and this one would top the lot. Eriksen has three weeks to secure a move to Real Madrid, and you would imagine Spurs are keen to sell before seeing a key asset go the way of Ramsey - for nowt.

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Decision time for Studge

Daniel Sturridge

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Paper Round’s view: At 29, Sturridge has a big decision to make in what could well be his last opportunity to play in another major European league. The MLS or Middle East could prove too tempting, but with 13 offers in front of him, he has some thinking to do.

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