Pogba had been the primary target for Zinedine Zidane this summer, yet Manchester United didn't agree to a deal.
With the European transfer window remaining open until September, there is time for a deal to be done with Paris Saint-Germain for the wantaway Brazilian forward, however challenging a process that may be.
Florentino Perez, until now, had elected to refrain from making any kind of movement towards Neymar, mainly to fulfil one of the promises he made to Zidane as a condition for the coach's return.
Pogba's arrival was something Perez had agreed to do everything possible to try to facilitate and Los Blancos kept going until the final day of the Premier League transfer window, but Manchester United wouldn't accept any deal.
The reality is that Perez could have given up on this pursuit weeks ago, with the English giants never seriously interested in negotiating.
Pogba's transfer was impossible and this is what the hierarchy at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu want Zidane to accept