City lining up ambitious moves in the transfer market.
Manchester City are reportedly interested in both Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Everton’s Ross Barkley, according to the Times.
The Premier League chapions are already planning for next summer’s transfer window, and French starlet Pogba is believed to be the top of their list of priorities for strengthening in the middle of the park.
With Yaya Toure’s future at the Etihad Stadium looking somewhat uncertain after some poor recent form and the infamous controversy surrounding his birthday celebrations during the summer, it is no surprise to see the club eyeing up potential long-term replacements for the Ivory Coast star.
Pogba looks like the ideal candidate to come in, with the former Manchester United man showing himself to be one of the world’s most promising youngsters during his time in Turin.
Barkley is also an option for City after his superb performances in the Premier League with Everton, as well as for the England national team, though the 20-year-old’s asking price of £50m may be deemed too expensive by City.
Chelsea have also been strongly linked with Pogba, however, and look likely to provide strong competition for his signature in any potential bidding war in the future.