Thursday, 11 December 2014

Paul Pogba a £40m club-record target for Manchester City as race for Juventus' star midfielder hots up


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  • Manchester City have identified Paul Pogba as a target
  • The Premier League champions are plotting a big-money move 
  • Juventus will demand at least £40million for the midfielder 
  • City's current record signing is £38m Sergio Aguero 
  • Arsenal are also admirers of the former Manchester United man 
Manchester City are plotting a big-money move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Work has already begun on identifying Yaya Toure's long-term successor - and France star Pogba features highly among the candidates.

The former Manchester United youngster is already viewed as one of the best all-round midfielders in Europe, despite being only 21.

Manchester City are plotting a big-money move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba
Pogba is seen as one of the hottest prospects in European football after a series of stunning displays
Pogba is seen as one of the hottest prospects in European football after a series of stunning displays
Pogba came through the ranks at Manchester United but ended up leaving Old Trafford two years ago
Pogba came through the ranks at Manchester United but ended up leaving Old Trafford two years ago
Pogba signed a new long term deal to stay in Turin earlier this year.
But that will not put City off should they decide he is the man they want to marshal their midfield in the long-term.

Juventus will demand a high price for Pogba, at least £40million, which would see City break their transfer record should the deal go through. It is currently £38m for Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

The Barclays Premier League champions are confident they are now in control of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations, allowing them to make such a big-money swoop.
Arsenal are also long-term admirers of Pogba, manager Arsene Wenger would jump at the chance to sign his compatriot.

However, despite the Gunners' newly stabilised financial muscle, the numbers involved in such a deal could be beyond them.

Work has already begun on identifying Yaya Toure's long-term successor at the Etihad Stadium
Work has already begun on identifying Yaya Toure's long-term successor at the Etihad Stadium
Arsene Wenger had long admired Pogba and the Arsenal boss would jump at the chance to sign him
Arsene Wenger had long admired Pogba and the Arsenal boss would jump at the chance to sign him

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