Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juventus star Paul Pogba feature in today’s round-up of Man City transfer talk.
Manchester City face a battle with Liverpool for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen , according to reports.
The 23-year-old has irritated the European champions by admitting he is unhappy sharing keeping duties with Claudio Bravo.
Ter Stegen said: “If the situation remains the way it is at the moment, however, then we’re definitely going to have to talk – there’s no avoiding that.”
He has a contract until 2019 with a £60m buy-out clause and Barca say he is not for sale.
The Mirror report incoming City boss Pep Guardiola is set to target a new keeper but would face a tussle with not only his former club, but Liverpool for the German international.
If City needed any reminding that target Paul Pogba will command a massive fee to prise him away from Juventus, L’Equipe have revealed that Chelsea had a £70m offer rejected last summer.
The Blues were believed to be quoted a similar asking price but baulked at it, though they remain interested this summer with the player on Guardiola’s wanted list.
The French paper’s report claims Juve carefully considered Chelsea’s bid before deciding they could not part company with their main man.
Juve director Giuseppe Marotta remains keen to hold on to the player, saying last week: “Pogba is a Juventus player and still has an ongoing contract with us.
“Plus he has also told us about his intention to stay with us. All the conditions are there for him to continue with Juventus for the upcoming years.”