Real Madrid are still very interested in making a move for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports in France – even though his current club Juventus do not want him to go.

The France international - who has garnered a reputation as one of the best midfielders in Europe - left Old Trafford in 2012 after Sir Alex Ferguson used him in just three Premier League games. He has two more years left on his current Juventus contract.

It is well known that Real's main objective is to strengthen the midfield and, according to Marca, Los Blancos are contenders to sign Pogba as long as Sami Khedira leaves the club – despite the player's agent Mino Raola recently insisting the Frenchman will stay at Juve next season.

The report also claims that Juve want to use Pogba as a bargaining chip in the transfer of Angel Di Maria – who is likely to leave Madrid as he believes the club do not value him highly enough.

The Serie A giants' manager Antonio Conte is very keen on signing the Argentine midfielder and has reentered the race as Real have focussed on the additions of Monaco's James Rodriguez and Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos.

However, Los Blancos have made it clear that Di Maria will not leave the Santiago Bernabeu for less than €50m.

Pogba, who has also attracted strong interest from Manchester City, seemingly has no intention of renewing his contract with Juve, which ends in 2016. La Vecchia Signora are thought to be willing to sell them this summer rather than be forced to accept a much lower fee in twelve months' time.