Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has explained the reason behind the club’s failure to sign the likes of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar and Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.
The Real Madrid supremo spoke with board members about transfers on Monday as monitored by Spanish news outlet Marca.
Real Madrid were linked with the aforementioned three players for the majority of the just concluded transfer window.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba wanted to leave the Red Devils for Real Madrid but his £180m price tag was a step too far for the former Spanish La Liga champions.
Brazilian national team player Neymar was strongly linked with Real Madrid towards the end of the European transfer window.
Florentino Perez said that the transfer links involving Neymar were mainly down to the media and that the club watched the saga from a distance.
Just like what was obtainable with Paul Pogba, Neymar wanted to leave PSG this summer but the financial demands attached to a possible move was on the high side.
Neymar has spent two years at PSG since his world-record transfer from Spanish champions Barcelona.
The Brazilian is the most expensive player in the history of world football as a result of the transfer.