Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has disclosed that the club was offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window.
Guardiola told reporters on Friday, “I said no. We don’t have the money to buy Pogba because he is so expensive,” as he attacked the conduct of agent Mino Raiola.
The Spaniard, while describing Pogba as an “incredible player,” also suggested Raiola offered him then United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan shortly before his move to Arsenal in part-exchange for Alexis Sanchez.
The Citizens will be crowned champions of the Premier League this weekend if they beat second-placed United at the Etihad on Saturday.
Pogba has endured a troubled season at Old Trafford this season.