Manchester City are believed to have started the bidding war for Paul Pogba by launching a £58m offer for the Juventus midfielder.
The Frenchman is one of the hottest properties in world football and has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, who allowed him to leave on a free transfer in 2012.
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also reportedly interested in the 22-year-old, but City have made the first move according to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport.
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The Blues are keen to get their transfer business done early as they look to regain the Premier League from Chelsea next season and see Pogba as key to their title ambitions.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have already apparently had a £30m bid knocked back for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who is refusing to sign a new contract at Anfield.
Pogba was influential as Juve reached the Champions League final and secured their third successive Serie A title this season.