Paul Pogba is one name, irrespective of the needs of the team that is on the wish list of every European heavyweight. Manchester City were deemed one of them, but they are now . reported to have given up in their pursuit thanks to strong Real Madrid interests.

Juventus have slapped a price-tag of A?60milion on the French international and such a hefty amount does not seem to be fending off interests from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Even though the Citizens are financially strong as the aforementioned clubs, they have solemn squad rebuilding with their A?100million warchest and cannot afford to shell out the most of it on a single player.

Besides, they have also lost Scott Sinclair, Frank Lampard and James Milner this summer. In other words, they are now in a need to sign home-grown players. Manuel Pellegrini has already started filling the holes as Patrick Roberts is reported to sign for them shortly and Fabian Delph can be expected to follow his compatriot closely behind.

The England international has enjoyed a meteoric rise in prominence and that has drawn interests from every single Premier League outfit, who could afford his asking price. Despite penning a long-term deal with Aston Villa only recently, a sizable bid could see him don the Manchester City strip.

In the event of the transfer coming to fruition, Fabian Delph will not only assist the Etihad Stadium outfit in pleasing UEFA, but will also add more quality to their roster. Though unlikely, this transfer would favour all the three parties involved a Aston Villa, Manchester City and Fabian Delph.