Juventus are prepared to use striker Paulo Dybala as a lure in a bid to prise Paul Pogba away from Manchester United.
The reigning Serie A champions were eager to bring Pogba back to Turn this summer, just two years after they sold him back to United for a then world-record transfer of £89million.
According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, the Italian giants are all set to offer £100m-rated Dybala as a makeweight in a deal worth up to £150million.
The 24-year-old forward has failed to keep his place in Max Allegri’s side following Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprise arrival from Real Madrid.
Dybala is by now considering his options and the rumors coming out of Turin hint that he may perhaps be on his way out of the club as early as January.
For their part, the Red Devils remain confident of keeping their star midfielder, who had a well-publicised fall-out with United boss Jose Mourinho last season.
The Frenchman has subsequently refused to confirm that he wants to stay put at Old Trafford, following leaks that his agent has been offering him to Europe’s top clubs since January 2018.
And a potential swap-plus-cash deal that would see one of the world’s hottest attacking properties appear in Manchester may well well suit both parties.
United have undeniably had a long-term interest in Dybala – and the Argentine would, without doubt, bring more creativity to United’s forward play.
The former Palermo star is, however, also on Chelsea’s radar as Maurizio Sarri looks to assemble a side competent to challenge a dominant Manchester City for the Premier League title again.
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