Arsene Wenger has revealed that he tried to sign Paul Pogba when he left Manchester United in the summer of 2012.
The Frenchman eventually joined Juventus but Wenger is obviously a strong admirer of Pogba, who he has tipped to win the game's most coveted international prizes.
Speaking on French TV, Wenger said: "As a footballer, he (Pogba) has everything. It is difficult to figure out what he doesn't have.
"Things happened very quickly. We were interested in him. We tried to get him to come here. But he very quickly signed for Juventus.
"He has the potential to win the Ballon d'Or."
Pogba is just 21 years old but already has 21 caps for France and two Serie A titles with Juventus. He also picked up the Best Young Player award at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.