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Manchester City want Chelsea and Man Utd target Paul Pogba as Yaya Toure's replacement

Monday, July 07, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk

MANCHESTER CITY will swoop for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba if Yaya Toure quits the Etihad Stadium this summer.


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Toure's future is up in the air after he fell out with club officials over a percieved failure to acknowledge his 31st birthday.

He has also grown frustrated by City's apparent refusal to treat him like other star names Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany.

It has been suggested that he will quit the club this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain linked with a big-money swoop.

If the Ivory Coast star does decide to leave, reports suggest City will look to replace him with ex-Manchester United academy star Pogba.

The Frenchman has impressed at Juventus after joining the Turin giants in 2012.

United have been linked with a move to bring him back to Old Trafford two years after he left for nothing, while Premier League rivals Chelsea have also been linked.

And according to L'Equipe, Man City have now entered the race as they eye a replacement for Toure.

Pogba would fit the bill as a powerful box-to-box midfielder, but will come with a pricetag of more than £50m, a figure City may find too high as they bid to comply with FFP regulations.

United look to be in pole position for his signature, with Juve keen on their veteran left-back Patrice Evra.

The Frenchman only penned a new one-year deal earlier this summer, but could be included as a makeweight in any deal that brings Pogba back to the Premier League.

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