Manchester City are pulling out all the stops in order to secure the capture of Paul Pogba ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Express claims that Manuel Pellegrini is poised to offer Juventus a monumental deal worth £53million to get his man, with £32million in cash added to the exchange of either Aleksander Kolarov or Edin Dzeko. What’s more interesting however is that on top of those proposals, City are willing to also write off Juve’s debt to them with regards to the money owed from the transfer of Carlos Tevez in 2013.
It’s believed that the Manchester giants would have no problem in meeting Pogba’s wage demands of £3.6million a year, and see him an eventual successor to Yaya Toure in the middle of the park. Of course they will undoubtedly face stern competition for his signature, but the overall package they can put on the table may be enough to sway Juve’s decision in their favour.
The news of City’s determination will be yet another blow to rivals United, who have already been the subject of comments from Pogba which alluded to the fact that they disrespected him during his first spell at the club.
The 21-year-old made no secret of the fact that he was made to train alone in his last few days at Old Trafford, and the ill-treatment could count against them if it comes down to Pogba picking between the two sides.