Manchester City Plotting £40million Move For Juventus Midfielder

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Manchester City are plotting a big money move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba according to reports by the Daily Mail.

Despite being just 21, Pogba is considered one of the best central midfielders in Europe and City have identified the young Frenchman as a long term successor to club stalwart Yaya Toure.

It is thought the Turin club will demand an exorbitant figure for Pogba who only recently signed a new deal at the club to keep him at Juventus until 2019. However, that won’t put off City who would be willing to go as high as £40 million.

City have been buoyed by their recent financial results with losses cut to £23m and a turnover of a whopping £347m with chief executive Ferran Soriano saying the club have entered a “new level of financial sustainability”.

The Manchester club now believe they comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules and would be able to make such a big money move without penalty.

Arsenal are also thought to keen on Pogba with Arsene Wenger a known admirer of his countryman. However, with such astronomical figures being discussed it would remain to be seen whether the Gunners could actually compete for the Frenchman.

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