Former England midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has said a deal to take Paul Pogba to Manchester City would be a “no-brainer”.
Pogba is out of contract at Manchester United this summer and is set to leave the club after six years.
The World Cup winner is also attracting attention from Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But City are now believed to be interested in making him the latest player to cross the Manchester divide.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: “It would be an incredible move and one that if I’m honest I haven’t seen coming. But you have to weigh it up; it’s a free transfer, he’ll have a point to prove because he’s taken a lot of stick while he’s been at Manchester United.
“I’ve always watched Pep Guardiola in games between United and City, and he’s always gone over to him and had dialogue. He obviously respects him as a player.
“There was talk a few years ago that he might go for him. A player of his quality, no matter what you say about him, as a free transfer – high wages of course but that’s not a problem for Man City – you’d take him in a heartbeat.
“He adds a lot to this team and I think he’d be hungry to come and show what he can do. He lives in the area, it would be an incredible move, a brave move, but I’d love to see that in the Premier League. I think it makes sense all round.”
EPL: Man City signing Pogba a no-brainer – Redknapp