• Premier League

Manchester City target £40m Pogba

ESPN staff
October 20, 2013
Pogba has been in fine form for Juventus © PA Photos

Juventus starlet Paul Pogba is top of Manchester City's January transfer window shopping list.

The 20-year-old, who joined the Italian giants from Manchester United in 2012 after a contract dispute, has become one of the hottest properties in European football thanks to a series of dazzling displays for the Turin club.

And according to The Sun, Manuel Pellegrini is preparing to tempt Juventus president Andrea Agnelli with a £40 million bid.

However, City could face opposition from Premier League rivals Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho also reported to be a fan of the French midfielder.

But City believe they have the upper hand, as Patrick Vieira - head of the club's Elite Development Squad - is a former idol and mentor to compatriot Pogba.

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