Arsenal to Submit Formal Bid for £17m Juventus Midfielder Paul Pogba

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Arsenal and Manchester City in for Juventus midfielder.

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Premier League pair Arsenal and Manchester City are keen to bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, formerly of Manchester United, the Daily Express have claimed.

The French youngster left Old Trafford on a free transfer to the Italian giants just last summer, after failing to make an impact in United’s first team, though he was widely regarded as a promising player.

He has gone on to showcase his abilities in Serie A, gaining more playing time under Antonio Conte at Juventus and helping the team to a second successive Serie A title win.

Pogba is also making progress in the French national team, and has reportedly impressed Manchester City football development executive Patrick Vieira, whom he has been compared to in terms of playing style.

Arsenal are also interested in him, with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger always having an eye out on the world’s young talent, particularly from his native France. His side are also in need of a more defensive-minded midfielder to play alongside Mikel Arteta following Alex Song’s sale to Barcelona last summer.

Pogba could be available for around £17million, a good price for such a promising player, though he was not always a regular in Juventus’ team this season.

Juve have many other options in midfield with the likes of Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal currently ahead of Pogba in the pecking order, and manager Conte is keen to raise funds to buy a striker this summer, with Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Hernandez both being linked as prime targets.

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