Manchester City are considering signing Paul Pogo on a free transfer.
Although Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are leading the chase for Pogba, sources close to City are not ruling out making an offer themselves.
With club captain Fernandinho set to leave the Etihad Stadium in June, City are exploring what options are available to bolster their midfield.
City are also considering pursuing Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona.
Pogba would likely become one of the highest-paid players at the Etihad and there would be significant fees given to his representatives, but the overall cost of the deal would be made more manageable without a sizeable transfer fee added on top.