Star forward dreams of Man City move despite £155m Man Utd links

Date published: Thursday 8th February 2018 7:51

Manchester City have joined the race to sign a reported Manchester United target in the summer, speculation in Spain suggests.

Don Balon claim that the Premier League leaders are ‘planning a move’ for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

They state that the Blues have already reached out to the Serie A giants over a potential summer move for the Argentine.

Dybala also apparently has ‘great wishes’ to work under Pep Guardiola, and that he views a switch to the Etihad Stadium as his best bet of winning a Champions League.

Guardiola is an admirer of Dybala too, and apparently sees shades of Lionel Messi in the 24-year-old.

Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta did tell Sky Italia last month that Juventus do not need to sell star players unless the request to leave.

“He is a very strong player, on who rely a lot,” Marotta said.

“But Dybala will undoubtedly remain at Juve, also because we do not need to sell anyone, unless the same player asks.”

Reports last month suggested that Manchester United had been contacted by the brother and agent of  Dybala over a big-money summer switch to Old Trafford.

The Argentine frontman is Juve’s top goalscorer this season, but was alleged to have fallen out with boss Max Allegri.

As a result, Italian TV show RAI Sport claimed in December reported that the 24-year-old is becoming restless in Turin and wants to leave the reigning Serie A champions.

Dybala’s brother and agent, Gustavo, was reportedly trying to find a way out for the player, who is valued in the region of £155million.

 

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