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Paul Pogba wanted as Yaya Toure replacement

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Pogba's great displays at the World Cup have attracted much interest  (©GettyImages)
Pogba's great displays at the World Cup have attracted much interest (©GettyImages).

Manchester City are sensationally looking at Chelsea target Paul Pogba to replace their star player Yaya Toure, should the Ivorian leave the Etihad Stadium this summer.

According to the Independant, the 21-year-old Juventus midfielder has become City's main priority as they start preparations for the departure of talisman Yaya Toure, should he to depart. 

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Toure

Ivory Coast midfielder Toure, 31, who has contributed massively to the club's success in recent years, has been involved a speculated disgruntlement with City.

The first debacle occurred when City forgot his 31st birthday which was followed by the Ivorian claiming he is under appreciated by not being as valued as team-mates Sergio Aguero and captain Vincent Kompany, all because of his African descent. 

Toure's unhappiness has supposedly fuelled his desire to move away and find a new challenge, with big spenders Paris Saint-Germain ready to bring him to France in a big money deal.

Attention 

Since his move to Serie A in 2011, Pogba has excelled with his ever improving performances, as he played a prominent role in Juventus' most recent two Serie A successes.

Pogba's displays in the heart of the midfield for France at the World Cup - which helped his country reach the quarter-finals - have attracted the attention of the top Premier League clubs.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with bringing the French star to Stamford Bridge, while former club Manchester United have also been mentioned as contenders in the race for his signature.

Manchester United 

Pogba suffered a torrid time at Old Trafford, which ultimately lead to the Frenchman leaving electing to leave on a free transfer only two years ago.

The bad vibes conspired around a contract dispute between himself and the club. As well as this, the relationship with former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson proved to be quite disastrous, as he was revealed he was made to train alone.

Although United have begun another new era as Louis van Gaal intends to bring back the glory days to Englands most decorated club, and it could be the Dutch boss who may influence Pogba making a dramatic return. 

However, a big stumbling block for United as well as City and Chelsea, is the £50 million price tag, Pogba's current club Juventus have smacked down, which could interfere with the new FFP regulations. 

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