Report: Man City to use Kolarov as Pogba bait

Paul Pogba

There are sensational rumours in Italy that Manchester City will take advantage of Juventus' interest in Aleksandar Kolarov to pounce for Paul Pogba.

The rumour mill regarding the future of Juventus star Paul Pogba is in overdrive and the latest suggestion is that Manchester City could surprisingly cast their hat into the ring.

Manchester United foolishly allowed Pogba to leave as a free agent in July 2012, allowing Juventus to step in and take full advantage of his talent.

The 21-year-old has been magnificent for Juventus and has been a significant factor in their procession towards the Serie A title.

Pogba's market value has rocketed over the last 12 months and looks likely to increase further if he impresses at the World Cup.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and even Manchester United have been linked with a summer approach for Pogba, but it seems that Manchester City could make a bold attempt to lure him.

Juventus are said to be determined to sign Man City defender Aleksandar Kolarov and Tuttojuve claims that the Premier League side might be able to use that as leverage for Pogba.

If Kolarov isn't enough of an incentive, City could offer striker Edin Dzeko, who is known to be a prime target for Juventus' rivals Inter but could also appeal to the Old Lady who look set to have a summer clear-out of marksmen.

Tuttojuve states that Man City would still need to raise a cash payment of around £30m plus waiving the fees Juve have left to pay in the deal for Carlos Tevez.

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola is in Turin this evening to watch Juventus play Benfica and is expected to discuss his client's plans with the Bianconeri's directors.

Juventus have been trying to extend Pogba's contract but negotiations appear to have stalled in recent weeks.

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