Paper Talk: City eye huge Pogba bid.



Paul Pogba could become the highest paid midfielder in world football if he joins Manchester City, while Manchester United want Danny Ings.


  • Manchester City want to make Paul Pogba the best-paid midfielder in the world. They have guaranteed the Juventus star £250,000 a week after tax to try to see off interest from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea. That adds up to £13m a year - or around £20m before deductions.

  • City are pushing hard to try to convince Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who worked with Etihad bosses Txiki Berigistain and Ferran Soriano, to make the move.

  • West Ham are interested in £6m Guingamp striker Claudio Beauvue.

  • Roma have now joined Crystal Palace and West Ham in showing interest in Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson.

  • Paul Robinson is to leave Blackburn this summer and is being linked with a return to Leeds United.

  • Southampton are ready to reignite their interest in Norwich winger Nathan Redmond.

  • Tony Pulis is planning to hijack Aston Villa's £2.5m deal for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair in an attempt to lure him to West Brom.


  • Manchester United are interested in Danny Ings while they could return to PSV to secure Memphis Depay's team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum to strengthen midfield options.

  • Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool need to strengthen and they could be in competition with Chelsea for Real Madrid reserve Jese who has struggled to nail down a first team slot.


  • Liverpool are reportedly closing on a double deal for Danny Ings and James Milner with both players out of contract in the summer.

  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly in contention for Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia according to his agent.


  • Manchester City are ready to make Paul Pogba the highest paid player in their history this summer.

  • England boss Roy Hodgson is contemplating a shock call-up for Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy.

  • Gareth Bale is becoming increasingly isolated in the Real Madrid dressing room because of his failure to gain a complete command of the Spanish language.

  • Pepe has slipped down the Barcelona pecking order but Luis Enrique has cooled talk that the Liverpool and Arsenal target will leave the Nou Camp


  • Arsene Wenger has ruled out signing another central defender this summer because he believes Calum Chambers will challenge for the position next season.

  • Tom Cleverley is prepared to open talks with Aston Villa about a permanent move to the club.

  • Real Madrid are willing to let Karim Benzeba leave the Bernabeu while they can still command a fee of £40m for the French international and Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are leading the chase.

  • One player set to stay in Madrid is midfielder Isco who insists he has no intention of leaving Real to move to the Emirates.


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