Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Pog for Pep ; Ex-Reds Midfielder Is Guardiola's Top Target - and Star Is Keen to Work with Spaniard

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Pog for Pep ; Ex-Reds Midfielder Is Guardiola's Top Target - and Star Is Keen to Work with Spaniard

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PEP Guardiola has told City he wants to build his team around Paul Pogba, according to reports in Spain.

The Blues made the Juventus midfield star their number one target last summer, but eventually pulled out after being quoted a Pounds 71m transfer fee and huge wage demand.

They remain keen on the former United youngster, and he is still on their radar, but unless the asking price comes down they will not be actively pursuing it.

Last summer, City executives were convinced that Barcelona had already made an agreement with Juve officials to sign Pogba this year, after their transfer ban had been lifted.

But that has been cast into doubt by Barca's financial constraints - they cannot make a big addition to their wage bill, which is at full stretch keeping Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez happy. …

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