France boss Didier Deschamps is ready to help Manchester United's Paul Pogba weigh up a potential move to Real Madrid this summer.

Pogba, who Deschamps named in his France squad for their next two Euro 2020 qualifiers, has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

New Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a known admirer of the United midfielder, while the 26-year-old has previously said that joining Los Blancos would be 'a dream'.

After an initial revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba's form dropped towards the end of the season - along with that of most of his team-mates as United failed to secure a Champions League place for next season.

But Deschamps is not concerned about the midfielder's dip - and as France prepare for a friendly against Bolivia, followed by Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra next month, the head coach knows Pogba may look to him for advice over a potential switch this summer.

Paul Pogba must weigh up his future

The former France midfielder said in quotes reported by the Daily Mail : "Drops in form are not unique to Paul. If he asks me for advice (on Real Madrid) I will give it to him."

Deschamps has shown faith in Pogba despite axing some Premier League stars from his squad.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte and United forward Anthony Martial have missed out on the latest France squad.

Lacazette will hope to be in action for Arsenal in the Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29 - three days before France's friendly against Bolivia in Nantes.

Deschamps has shown faith in Paul Pogba despite axing some Premier League stars.

However, it is a surprise the striker has not been selected with the two qualifiers in mind after he fired 19 goals for Arsenal this season.

World champions France play Turkey in Konya on June 8 and then travel to play minnows Andorra on June 11.

Deschamps said of Lacazette: "There is no reason why we won't see him again soon. I had a difficult choice to make.

Alexandre Lacazette has been left out of the squad

"[Wissam] Ben Yedder has scored an enormous amount of goals this season."

France squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Benjamin Lecomte (Montpellier), Alphonse Areola (PSG), Mike Maignan (Lille)

Aymeric Laporte is another who has missed the cut

Defenders: Ferland Mendy (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Everton), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Everton/Chelsea), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart, moving to Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid)

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