City believe transfer battle may be won.
Manchester City are increasingly confident that they have won the race to sign highly sought-after Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer in a £60m deal, according to The Sun.
The Premier League runners-up have been one of many teams linked with the exciting French international, who has long been regarded as one of the best young players in the world.
Pogba has played in England and even in Manchester before, having had a spell as a Manchester United player earlier in his career, though he never really got a first-team opportunity in what must now look like one of the biggest errors in judgement from legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
After leaving Old Trafford, Pogba has improved immensely and become a major player for Juventus, helping them to three Serie A title wins and to the Champions League final this season.
Still, he might now be heading for another chance to impress in the Premier League as he reportedly closes in on a move to City, with the Etihad Stadium club set to break their transfer record with this move, eclipsing what the BBC said was a £38m fee for Sergio Aguero back in the summer of 2011.
The Sun mentions the likes of United, Barcelona and Real Madrid as other teams who’d been hoping to land Pogba, but it seems that City have done enough to ensure the 22-year-old will be part of their squad next season, in what they hope will prove an excellent signing to replace current star Yaya Toure in the long run.
The Sun adds that City are still chasing Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, though that pushing through a deal for Pogba is now more of a priority.
After missing out on the Premier League title last season, this signing would certainly go down as a major statement of intent ahead of the new season, with City undoubtedly landing themselves a potentially world class player here and someone who would give them exactly what they need in midfield.