‘If he asks me for advice, I will give it to him’: Didier Deschamps will offer his wisdom to Paul Pogba over possible move from Man United to Real Madrid as France coach names latest squad
- France coach Didier Deschamps has offered his counsel to Paul Pogba
- Pogba has been linked with a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid
- Deschamps has announced the 24-man squad for France’s forthcoming games
- They play Bolivia in a friendly before qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra
- Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Man City’s Aymeric Laporte left out of squad
Pogba has been named in a 24-man France squad for the upcoming friendly international against Bolivia and their next two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra next month.
It comes amid renewed speculation that the midfielder wants to leave Old Trafford when the transfer window opens with Real one of the clubs linked to him.
Paul Pogba has been linked with a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid this summer
France coach Didier Deschamps said he would advise Pogba if he asked him about a move
Pogba and Deschamps pictured together during France’s international matches in March
Pogba enjoyed a resurgence in form during the winter months when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as United manager but this tailed off towards the end of the campaign.
Asked about Pogba after revealing the squad, Deschamps said: ‘Drops in form are not unique to Paul. If he asks me for advice [on Real Madrid] I will give it to him.’
It comes as Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte miss out on the latest France squad.
United forward Anthony Martial also misses out after a poor end to the season, though the omission of Lacazette is more of a surprise given his 19-goal season for Arsenal.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been left out of the latest 24-man France squad
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is also left out of the France squad
Sunday June 2
France vs Bolivia
Saturday June 8
Turkey vs France
Euro 2020 qualifier, Konsa
Tuesday June 11
Andorra vs France
Euro 2020 qualifier, Andorra la Vella
Lacazette may not have featured in the friendly against Bolivia in Nantes on June 2 given its proximity to the UEFA Europa League final with Chelsea on June 29, he may have been selected for the qualifiers.
The reigning world champions head to Konya to play Turkey on June 8 and then travel to play minnows Andorra on June 11.
On Lacazette, Deschamps said: ‘There is no reason why we won’t see him again soon. I had a difficult choice to make.
‘[Wissam] Ben Yedder has scored an enormous amount of goals this season.’
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