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Pochettino: Real Madrid my dream; I had Monaco, Benfica offers

Mauricio Pochettino admits he hasn't been short of offers since his sacking by Tottenham last season.

Speaking with Marca, Pochettino detailed the proposals he's received in recent months.

On Barcelona, the Argentine stated: "They did not offer me to train Barça. I could not see myself with (President Josep Maria) Bartomeu.

"I had dinner with (new sports director) Ramon Planes because we have had a friendship for many years, since 2009 when he signed for Espanyol.

"Neither PSG, Juventus nor Inter (offered me a contract)."

However, there was concrete interest from two other clubs.

"I got calls from Benfica and Monaco. I have no need to lie," says Pochettino.

The Argentine also does not deny that he dreams of Real Madrid.

"I do not know if I will ever train Madrid, but of course it is my dream. If it's not the best, it's one of the best clubs in the world. I'm no different, everyone has them on their dream list."

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