Manchester City to offer player-plus-swap deal for Paul Pogba

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Premier League champions Manchester City are ready to make a mega-offer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in order to fend off interest from their league rivals and Champions League rivals, according to the Express.

The Frenchman is a wanted man, with several clubs across Europe all showing interest in signing him.

Juve's board will surely have to accepting the fact that their star will leave the club this summer if a massive bid arrives, so expect a big bidding war to take place for Pogba's signature when the current campaign concludes.

Pogba battle

Arsenal, City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are the current clubs showing interest in Pogba and all of them are willing to spend big in order to sign him this Summer.

According to numerous reports, Juve want around £74million for the 21-year-old, but reports emerged this morning that Arsenal may top that by offering £80m in order to beat their rivals.

Arsenal Interest

A potential £80m bid would be record breaking for Arsenal, topping their £42m transfer for Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, and it would be the third most expensive transfer in the world, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

However, with Arsenal preparing a mega-bid, Manchester City have stepped up their interest and could make a sensational player+cash offer to Juventus.

Will player + cash tempt Juve to sell?

City are ready to offer £44m as well as striker Stevan Jovetic as part of the deal.

Jovetic was a real star in Serie A during his time at Fiorentina and Juve could be keen to accept that offer from City as it gives them cash to reinvest in the squad but also gives them a star of Italian football.

The ex-Fiorentina star is struggling for first-team football at the Etihad Stadium and is likely to be pushed further down the pecking order with the arrival of Wilfried Bony, so a move away for him could be tempting.

Jovetic has also been left out of City's Champions League squad in order to make way for Bony.

£44m plus Jovetic would be roughly around £66m for Juventus, with City splashing out £22m on the Montenegro international, but with a player thrown in the deal, they may accept a slightly lower value deal.

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