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Premier League Star AGREED Personal Terms With Manchester City Before Making U-Turn on Potential Transfer

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reached an agreement over personal terms for a switch to Manchester City in the summer, according to a new report.

The Premier League champions are believed to be in the hunt for fresh midfield options in the upcoming transfer window, with Fernandinho leaving at the end of the season and just over a year left on Ilkay Gundogan's existing deal at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City remain on course to lift their fourth Premier League title in five seasons against Aston Villa on Sunday after falling short in the Champions League a few weeks ago with a crushing semi-final defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Leeds midfielder Kalvin PhillipsWest Ham star Declan Rice and Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong have all been linked with a move to City in recent months, with the Blues expected to secure the arrival of a dynamic, box-to-box midfielder ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

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It has been reported Pogba thought his left in north-west England would have become unbearable due to the expected reaction from the red side of Manchester, which ultimately led him to explore other options in his search for a new club in the summer.

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However, Manchester City were reportedly willing to meet Pogba's salary demands and offer him a chance of competing for a first-team spot under Pep Guardiola but Pogba informed the Etihad club two weeks ago he will be moving abroad at the end of the season.

Pogba was said to be interested in playing under Pep Guardiola, who has made his admiration for the Frenchman public in the past and believed the former Juventus man could have operated in a deeper role at the Etihad Stadium.


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