Premier League giant Manchester United are reported to be ready to embark on a shopping spree this summer as head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on a overhaul in his team.
Paulo Dybala, who has been linked with the Red Devils for a while now, could be on his way out of the Italian club having struggled for form since the arrival of football icon Cristiano Ronaldo this campaign.
The Argentina international has only been able to bag 10 goals and further creating four assists is now linked with Manchester United and Spanish giant all over again.
Italian club Juventus is reported to be willing to let the 25-year-old attacker leave the club this summer and the Red Devils is currently leading Madrid in the race to secure his signature this summer.
Host of Transfer Window podcast, Ian McGarry revealed to the media that the Red have made an official interest in the Argentine and “agreed in principle” on a deal.
He said: “There have been some reports In Italy that Manchester United have declared an interest in Dybala, however, our sources are telling us and the information we have is that in fact United have agreed in principle to pay the 100m euros (£86m) buyout clause that it would take to get Dybala out of Juventus.”
After that was journalist Duncan Castles revealing to us that a deal to land the attacking midfielder could very well be difficult with three Manchester United players keen to leave the club this summer.
Explaining, Castles said: “From Juventus’ perspective they want to fid a club they can sell Dybala to and Manchester United are obviously strong candidate for them at present because United are unhappy with their squad in total – but particularly with attacking options.
“We know Romelu Lukaku is considering his future because he’s been moved from being the first choice striker to being the second choice striker by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Lukaku’s new representatives have made it quite clear that a move to Italy appeals to them with Inter Milan most likely.
“Antonio Conte gave an interview to Gazzetta where he said he wouldn’t be taking up an offer he had from Roma to become their new coach and hinting strongly that his next job would instead be at Inter which of course rules that position out for Jose Mourinho.
“I think Dybala will be a serious option for United because they need to strengthen in attack and midfield.
“There is a shortage of high quality strikers on the market as there always is and United aren’t in the strongest position to recruit because they are going to miss Champions League football.
“They are already not an attractive proposition because we’re talking about a club that has finished just second in six seasons since Ed Woodward became executive vice-chairman.
“[They’re] miles off the pace this season and in fact a manager who gave a press conference ahead of the last game and was asked if it was realistic given the large amount of transfer expenditure he has been promised by the Glazers and Woodward whether it was realistic for them to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool and he said no it wasn’t realistically.
“He has essentially ruled them out of the title race more than a year in advance of its conclusion.
“If you’re a top level player you’ve got to start asking serious questions whether Manchester United is a club you want to move to, particularly if you see their most expensive player Paul Pogba actively trying to get out to Real Madrid.
“Their best player, David de Gea, is unhappy with his situation and considering a move elsewhere and their current most expensive striker is trying to get out, or openly advertising himself to Serie A, which means United are going to have to move down the potential list of targets and look to individuals like Dybala.
“I’m not sure how much of a market he has with other clubs.”