Last Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:16
Patrick Vieira's appearance at Paul Pogba's latest game has reignited speculation that the Blues could swoop for the Juventus ace.
Manchester City development executive Vieira made the trip to a chilly Creteil on Tuesday night to see Pogba star for the France under-20 side in a 2-0 win over Portugal in which the ex-Manchester United player was head and shoulders above the rest.
Pogba, 19, hit the post with a thunderous shot from range just before half-time and impressed the watching scouts, which included representatives from Liverpool, Ajax, Tottenham and Udinese as well as the Frenchman's former club United and Vieira, representing their cross-city rivals and the reigning Premier League champions.
Pogba signed a four-year deal in Turin when he left United under freedom of contract in July and has no regrets about changing club because he feels he should have been involved in the first team a lot sooner at Old Trafford.
The prospect of him moving back to Manchester to play against Sir Alex Ferguson's side will infuriate the United manager, while Vieira has already roused the Scotsman's ire by advising Pogba to choose Juventus.
Speaking back in October, the Frenchman revealed that City's football development executive advised him to move to the Turin club that he once graced in the 2005-06 season.
"There were other teams interested in me over the summer, but I wanted to sign for Juventus," Pogba told Sky Sport Italia. "Many French champions have played here. I spoke to Vieira and he advised me to come to Juventus."
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