Manchester City look set to win the mega battle to sign Juventus superstar Paul Pogba.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Citizens are ready to break the British transfer record to bring the former Manchester United midfielder to the Etihad in the upcoming transfer window.
In fact, the report claims that City will bid as much as £60 million for the dynamic midfielder, which will ultimately cost £300,000 more than the record set by Manchester United last summer after they splashed the cash on Argentine ace Angel di Maria.
Pogba, of course, is recognised as one of the leading midfielders in world football, having proved his credentials in Turin over the last couple of years.
As well as playing a key role in Juventus' recent Serie A success, Pogba also helped the Italian outfit reach the Champions League final in 2014/15.
Sensationally the report claims that City hope to secure the player's signature before they make a final move for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who faces an uncertain future in the game.
City have already seen a bid in the region of £40 million rejected for the England international, but it now appears that they will look to press ahead with the Pogba deal first.
It appears, then, that City have beaten their rivals in the race to land the Frenchman, with the duo of United and Chelsea, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, having been linked with summer swoops.
In fact, the report goes on to claim that the club see Pogba as the long term successor to Yaya Toure, while they believe the Juventus man can make them a force in Europe's elite competition.
There's no doubt about it, it may well prove a large sum, but if a £60m deal for Pogba really is possible, then the City hierarchy must look to complete the transfer.
At the end of the day, Pogba is arguably one of the world's best midfielders - and he's only 22-years-old. City are right: the French international really would change things for them as they go about making a name for themselves in the Champions League.
Ultimately, since entering the competition, the Citizens haven't been good enough, and are clearly in need of change and improvement. Pogba could prove the catalyst for the club in a new era of European success.
After finishing as runners up last term, the signing of Pogba may well keep them ahead of the duo of Manchester United and Arsenal, while it may well give them the platform to overhaul Chelsea, who comfortably secured the title last time out.
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