The Daily Star Sunday says Pogba's plans to leave Juve were held up last month by an image rights' issue.
He will use the transfer window closure to resolve he issue with a former agent before seeking a Juve sale.
Chelsea were prepared to smash the British transfer record to sign Pogba, 22, in the transfer window which closed last Tuesday.
Juve, though, did not want to sell - even though they could have banked anything from £70m to a world record £100m.
But Pogba is on City's radar.