Transfer news: Incoming Man City boss Pep Guardiola to give Arsenal's Arteta coaching job at Etihad Stadium

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Manchester City's incoming boss Pep Guardiola could raid Arsenal this summer and hand Mikel Arteta a coaching role at Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola has yet to replace Manuel Pellegrini in City, but the 45-year-old Spaniard already has a blueprint of the moves he would like to accomplish once he joins the club at the end of the season; one of which is signing Arteta, although in a coaching role, reports the Mail.

Arteta, whose contract expires this summer, is good friends with compatriot Guardiola, and him making the move is a huge possibility. However, this would only happen if the 33-year-old Spaniard wishes to hang his boots at the end of the season, although Arteta has coaching experience with the Gunners’ Under 13s and Wales’ Under 16s.

But Guardiola is not just interested in bringing a coaching staff to City this summer. According to the Irish Mirror, Guardiola is also keen on bringing Juventus ace Paul Pogba into the English club side this summer, but admitted it would depend on whether City wants the French midfielder.

“Now he’s a Juventus player, he’s very strong and very young. He’s shown his value, but I know he’s happy at Juve and I wish him a long career,” Guardiola, who currently manages Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, said. “Would I like to coach him? It doesn’t depend on me, but on the club.”

Pogba has been linked to the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United in the past two seasons. But it seems City has the legitimate chance of signing Pogba, who has spoken out about wanting to play for Guardiola.

"Guardiola is a coach with a lot of experience, he has a philosophy which is very important and he has a big impact on the team,” Pogba told Sky Sports. “When you see him you want to play and progress. He is an icon of football and I've heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal."

However, Man City must be ready to shell out an asking price of €100 million if they really intend to acquire the 22-year-old Pogba, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, which was reported by Tribal Football.

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