Manchester United’s transfer pursuits have certainly not abated going into the pre-season window. They are still negotiating deals for crucial spots, with the sagas of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes still very much up in the air.
Further, the Red Devils are also in the market for potential replacements for their outgoing talent. While they’ll certain to try and hold on to Paul Pogba, murmurs have indicated that Romelu Lukaku could very well be on his way out.
As of such, a replacement is needed and now speculations are pointing at a promising name.
As per the Gazetta Dello Sport, Manchester United have ‘made contact’ with Juventus over the possibility of a transfer of Paulo Dybala to Old Trafford.
The Argentine striker presently plies his trade with Juventus and had been linked to an exit after being unable to keep up his place in the first team last season.
However, it is understood that Dybala himself would very much like to function with the Old Lady and is allegedly eager to play under new gaffer Maurizio Sarri.
The report adds that ‘a track is open’ for a possible saga to develop from this interest and that the asking price from the Serie A giants would be in the range of €80 million.
Signing Dybala would work incredibly well for United. The 25-year-old Argentinian is a pacey forward and would be a much more mobile option upfront than the Belgian.
Further, he is also a big-name talent and carries immense potential which could give the Red Devils some much-needed commercial value if Pogba does depart this window.
While Marcus Rashford and academy graduate Mason Greenwood have impressed immensely in the striker’s spot this season, the temptation to go for Dybala will certainly be a strong one.
Interestingly, past claims had indicated that Juventus were willing to offer Dybala as part of a deal for Paul Pogba, an offer that United were understood to have all-out refused.