Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba is a reported target for Manchester City.

Manchester City are set to make a bid for former Manchester United starlet Paul Pogba in January after the playmaker impressed for Juventus over the last year.

Pogba left United in acrimonious circumstances in 2012, with Sir Alex Ferguson insisting he needed time before he could be given regular first-team chances at Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old disagreed and made the move to Juventus instead. So far he has proven the legendary manager wrong, starring for the Italian outfit and becoming an important part of their line-up.

And while Juventus have consistently stated that they want to keep Pogba and no amount of money could tempt the side to part with the youngster, the Sun is claiming that City will try and test that resolve with a bid of £40m.

A bid that high would certainly make Juventus pay attention and should they be willing to sell, United would no doubt feel even more pain over eventually losing Pogba to their most bitter rivals.

The France international is already making waves for both club and country and should he make the move back to the Premier League he would have the chance to prove Ferguson wrong once and for all.

Pogba admitted he didn't see eye to eye with the United man during his time with the English giants, telling reporters in May: "He [Ferguson] shouted. He asked me, 'Where are you going? You're going to Juve in Italy, is that it? There's a lot of racism.'

"I told him, 'It's not a problem, there's racism everywhere'.

"He said, 'The supporters aren't like in England,' but I replied, 'I want to play, and it's not for the fans, it's because I want to play to improve and gain experience.'

"He just went 'OK' and after that, I was never included in the squad."

His move has so far proved to be the right decision but Manchester City are a notoriously difficult side for youngsters to break into.