Blues hope that head of club’s Elite Development Squad, Patrick Vieira, will be able to persuade his compatriot to move to the north west.
Premier League giants Manchester City have become the latest in a long line of big-name clubs from across the Continent to have been linked with in-demand Juventus midfield player Paul Pogba, according to reports on ESPN.co.uk.
The exciting France international has been the subject of much interest in his services of late after the eye-catching start to the new season that Pogba has made with the Serie A champions.
Pogba, 20, only joined the ‘Old Lady of Italian Football’ last July on a free transfer from Premier League giants Manchester United after the Red Devils had failed to convince the player to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of his contract in the north west.
And since the beginning of the new campaign in Italy, Pogba has managed to register an impressive three goals and five assists in total in his 16 matches in all competitions for Juve, including one strike and four assists in just seven Serie A outings for his new club.
However, it is those kind of eye-catching attacking numbers that have now resulted in many of Europe’s top clubs lining up to offer Juventus president Andrea Agnelli big-money offers for the coveted Frenchman, including City, who reportedly want to bring the player to Eastlands for a whopping £40 million in January.