Although the Premier League window closed last week, Spanish sides have until September 2 to complete their transfer business.
And Zinedine Zidane remains interested in signing his fellow Frenchman, who also wants to leave Manchester United.
However, the Red Devils are likely to reject any incoming offer for Pogba given that they are now unable to sign a replacement.
Nevertheless, Madrid are determined to test the midfielder's rocky relationship with United in the next two weeks.
And Mino Raiola, Pogba's agent, is still working hard to get his client out of Old Trafford before the European window closes.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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