Pogba the number one target for Manchester City who are prepared to use Toure as makeweight in deal
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Manchester City have fallen well short of challenging for the Premier League title this season and the midfield department is about to undergo a revamp.
Yaya Toure’s future at the club looks precarious after news emerged that City are keen to land the services of Paul Pogba and are even prepared to offer the Ivorian to Juventus as a makeweight in any potential deal.
Pogba was famously on the books at Manchester United before Sir Alex Ferguson decided that the French midfielder didn’t have a future at the club, although the 22-year-old has since become an integral part of the Juve and French national team.
City’s willingness to allow Toure to leave the club will surprise many, although the Ivorian has not enjoyed the best of seasons and has looked demotivated at times on the pitch.
The defensive side of his game has often been criticised and it appears that Manuel Pellegrini is prepared to instead build a team around Pogba who could have a long stint at the club.
The Guardian also report that Samir Nasri, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko are available and could also be used as part of the Pogba deal, with Paris Saint-Germain predictably also interested in the midfielder.
The latest odds would suggest that City have a chance of landing Pogba, with Sky Bet offering 6/4 that the Frenchman is at the Etihad Stadium next season, although the same bookie go 5/4 that he remains in Turin.
PSG are 4/1 to snap up a player who has the potential to be described as one of the world’s best and stands on the verge of the Champions League final with Juventus after they beat Real Madrid 2-1 last week.
Pogba would be greatly interested in playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona according to reports, with Real a 7/1 chance to sign him although it is thought that the player would command £250,000 per week in wages.
At the end of March, Madrid representative Zinedine Zidane told Canal+: “When we are talking about a player like Pogba, it is only logical Real Madrid are interested in signing him. He is a player with immense potential, who still has an important margin for improvement. He is still young and has an exciting future ahead of him. Where Pogba will play next season? I don’t know the answer to that question. You will have to ask him.”