Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has claimed he turned down the chance to sign Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January.
Pogba and Mkhitaryan are represented by super-agent Mino Riola. And Guardiola now claims their agent offered them to him during the January transfer window.
According to the Mirror sport, Guardiola’s revelation was in response to Raiola recently calling him “a coward, a dog” for dumping his star client Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he was at Barcelona.
“Finally, the people discover my secrets, I’m a bad guy, I’m a coward,” said Guardiola sarcastically.
“I don’t understand why I am such a bad guy. But being this guy, two months ago he offered me Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. Why?
“Why did he offer them? He was interested in Mkhitaryan and Pogba playing with us.
“Pogba is an incredible player. A top, top player.
“I said no. We don’t have the money enough to buy Pogba because he is so expensive.”
“I’m surprised because I am a dog!” he said. “I am not a good guy. He deserves his players to play with better guys.
“But he knows as well that I am a top manager. Thank you.”