Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP TO PASS ON POGBA SIGNING ; CITY BOSS WON'T ENTER RACE WITH UNITED TO SIGN Pounds 70M FRENCH ACE

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PEP TO PASS ON POGBA SIGNING ; CITY BOSS WON'T ENTER RACE WITH UNITED TO SIGN Pounds 70M FRENCH ACE

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PEP Guardiola will NOT challenge Jose Mourinho for Paul Pogba after ruling out a move for the Juventus midfielder.

City have been long-term admirers of the French international, who is expected to command a fee in excess of Pounds 70m if he moves this summer.

But he has been removed from City's list of targets in Guardiola's first transfer window at the club - leaving the way clear for United to launch a British record move.

Mourinho has already been linked with a Pounds 60m bid for the former Old Trafford academy graduate.

That comes despite United's refusal to enter a bidding war for Pogba when he looked set to leave Juve last summer.

High-level sources insisted at the time that the club were looking forward, not back. …

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