Report: Manchester City favourites to land Juventus ace Paul Pogba, hints former agent

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Juventus star Paul Pogba is reportedly beyond reach for Paris St Germain, but Manchester City are still said to be in the hunt.

Paul Pogba looks as though he will be on his way out of Turin this summer, with an array of Europe's elite clubs reportedly interested in securing his services - per the Daily Star, among others.

After leaving Manchester United in 2010, the Premier League giants lost a player that is now seen as one of the most exciting young talents on the planet, having performed extremely well on the global stage at the World Cup in Brazil last summer.

This month, Pogba will feature in the Champions League final when Juventus take on Barcelona at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the France international's former agent, Bruno Satin, believes that Paris St Germain cannot afford the expected £44million asking price, which could leave Manchester City leading the race for his signature.

However, it is expected that if Pogba leaves Italy there will be competition from a number of other clubs. Satin reckons that only five clubs stand a chance of signing the former Manchester United youngster - Real Madrid, Barcelona, United, City and PSG.

While Barcelona are subject to a transfer ban, United are unlikely to get their man back and PSG will struggle to compete with others due to Financial Fair Play restraints.

The French giants were considered favourites, offering the player a return to his native country, but that no longer appears to be the case, according to Satin. However, Pogba, at 22 years of age and demanding a reported £160,000-per-week salary, ought to come into consideration.

Manchester City look likely to be losing the services of Frank Lampard and Yaya Toure this summer, therefore, a signing of Pogba's standard will help bolster Manuel Pellegrini's midfield in their quest to win back the Premier League title next season.

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