Double Deal: Man United To Make Ambitious Move For Serie A’s Star Duo

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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Manchester United are set to prepare a mammoth £155m bid to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala next summer, whilst also having expressed their interest in making a swoop for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Red Devils have started the season on an incredible note, having won seven out of the eight games they played in all competitions so far. Deemed as one of the early favourites to win the Premier League, Jose Mourinho as well as United’s chief executive Ed Woodward are interested in adding more world-class players to strengthen their squad.

Recent reports already suggested that Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who is out of contract at the Emirates next year, has been United’s prime target. But now, contrary news claims that Mourinho is actually interested in signing the Serie A star duo of Dybala and Milinkovic-Savic.


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In fact, according to the Mirror, Mourinho is preparing a mammoth £155m offer to sign Dybala.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring first goal.

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However, considering the fact that Dybala has extended his contract at Juve until 2022, and his fast start to the season which consists of 10 goals already, it shall be interesting to see whether the Italian giants agree to sell the 23-year-old to Manchester United.

On the other hand, it appears tough for the Red Devils to sign Milinkovic-Savic as well, especially with the youngster being one of the most sought-after players. United will have to battle several European powerhouses, along with local rivals Manchester City, who have also been linked with the 22-year-old. [via the Express]

Savic celebrates after scoring first goal.

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The Serbian international, who reportedly has an £75m price tag on him, was recently watched by the Manchester United scouts, who were present in the stands to watch the starlet’s performance in Lazio’s thrilling 3-2 win over Genoa last Sunday.

There is no doubt that the midfielder could be a long-term replacement for veteran Michael Carrick, who is set to leave Old Trafford next summer.

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Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.

 

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