Manchester City are ready to make Paul Pogba the highest paid midfielder in the world by offering him the chance to succeed Yaya Toure this summer, reports The Mirror.
Juventus are ready to cash in on their prized asset, sparking what is sure to be one of the most hotly contested transfer battles in living memory.
Some of Europe's richest clubs are vying to sign the 22-year-old, who has remerged as the world's brightest prospects over the past two years.
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Real Madrid and Barcelona appear the early favourites as the La Liga giants offer the chance to play with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi respectively.
They also represent the best chance to win both domestic and European titles. However, the Premier League may offer the biggest pay packets.
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The insane offer
Manchester City are ready to show Pogba exactly how rich English football has become by offering him a staggering contract that will see him earn £250,000-a-week after tax.
With the Conservatives in power, it means the top rate of tax for people earning over £150,000 per annum will be 45 per cent. That means the Citizens will have to fork over £362,500-a-week to Pogba.
Yes, that is an insane amount of money, and would send Pogba flying well over the Premier League's current highest earners.
Wayne Rooney reportedly earns £300,000-a-week while Radamel Falcao earns £265,000-a-week. Chelsea's top earner is Eden Hazard of £200,000-a-week while Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are forced to scrape by of £130,000-a-week.
The terms are designed to be exceptionally higher than what anyone else will offer and shows Manchester City are aware of their need to compensate for their lack of prestige.
Compensating for something
They are still relatively new on the elite scene and are still lagging behind Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona in both history and fan base.
While Pogba may earn more at Manchester City than anywhere else, he may also miss out on the commercial income that would come with playing for a club with a much larger global appeal.
United remain one of the most supported clubs in the world and also have the added bonus of holding a special place of Pogba's heart.
The France international infamously left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 but has admitted that he still loves the club.
Chelsea also remain in the hunt with Jose Mourinho hoping that their £40m-a-year deal with Yokohama will give them the money they need to compete for Pogba's signature.
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