The Bianconeri have been adamant that the 22-year-old is staying at the Old Lady, but they now seem to be softening in their stance. After losing Carlos Tevez to Boca Juniors earlier in the summer, they seem to have learned that what the player wants is paramount in any transfer movement.
“Pogba’s future? In modern football the decision of the player is paramount,” said Marotta, “Just like with Carlos Tevez.”
The midfielder managed eight goals and three assists in 26 Serie A appearances last season, and is thought of as one of the best young talents in Europe. This is actually slightly embarrassing for the Red Devils, who let the player go to Turin for free back in 2012.
Meanwhile, both Chelsea and City could do with strengthening their midfields if they are going to make a meaningful challenge in the Champions League. Although dominant in the Premier League, the duo failed to get past the last-16 stage of the cup competition and it will be a major disappointment if it happens again.
The Citizens need someone to feature alongside Yaya Toure in their four-man midfield. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho could do with another star to fit in with Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas in his five-man group in the middle of the park.