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Manchester City interested in Paul Pogba

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Manchester City are set to make a monumental £53million transfer bid for Paul Pogba of Juventus, according to the Daily Express.

The move would see either Edin Dzeko or Aleksandar Kolarov move to the Turin giants, and the Citizens would also be willing to write off the fee that Juventus owe them for the sale of Carlos Tevez last summer.

Clubs all over Europe have been impressed by Pogba this season, with speculation linking the 21-year-old with a return to Manchester United, as well as moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid.

However, an Old Trafford return looks unlikely; on Thursday, the Frenchman accused his former employers of "showing disrespect", having failed to agree a new deal in the summer of 2012.

"They left me out because they said I wanted to leave." he told BBC Football Focus, "That is disrespect. Maybe they didn't think they were making a mistake."

The beaten Europa League semi-finalists are on track to win Serie A this weekend; if Roma do not better their result, they will be crowned champions.

However, it is thought that the lure of Premier League football and competition with the best clubs in Europe would be enough to lure Pogba into a move towards City, where he would probably form a partnership with Yaya Toure. 

With 8 caps already in his short career with the national setup, it is probably sensible for City to make their move before the start of the World Cup this summer, as after global tournaments, prices can often inflate.

Kolarov and Dzeko have both failed to hold down regular starting berths this season, and if they could be moved on easily, it would pave a way for City to afford his £80,000-a-week contract demands whilst still being within the laws of Financial Fair Play.

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