ABC says Real have been encouraged, somewhat, after softening their previous stance.
United had been insisting on €200m to sell Pogba, but have now revised that down to €160m after talks with Real this week.
United have made it clear, however, they won't budge on this valuation.
For their part, Real have told United they must go lower for a deal to be done before the end of the month. However, there is now encouragement that United are willing to consider the player's sale.