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Manchester United line up £85 million bid for Juventus star Paulo Dybala 

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted Juventus forward Paulo Dybala as a key transfer target as he begins to rebuild his side, according to reports. 

United officials have already made contact with their counterparts at Juve about Dybala, 25, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.

Dybala has struggled to find his best form this season after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin. He has scored just 10 goals in 39 games in all competitions and is currently on holiday leave from the club.

With this in mind, Juve may well be ready to sell – especially as they are expected to strengthen further this summer after being knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals. A figure of £85 million has been quoted in reports, which is well within United’s spending power.

Solskjaer is planning a clear-out of United players this summer following their failure to secure Champions League football for next season. His striking options are under review with the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial in question.

Lukaku could be an option for Juventus, especially if Antonio Conte returns as manager – he tried to sign him for Chelsea during his tenure there.

Manchester United eye £120 million bid for Juventus star Paulo Dybala

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Manchester United are considering making a bid for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala this summer – but only if current striker Romelu Lukaku leaves, according to reports. 

United scouts have been impressed with Dybala for some time with his performances in Serie A and the Champions League.

The Sun claim that United have already sounded out their counterparts at Juventus about the possibility of a deal, and it seems that a bid of £120 million may be enough to get their man.

However, this bid may only happen if United sell Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has appeared to recapture his best form in the past couple of weeks with 4 goals in his last 2 games but there has been speculation that he may leave in the summer.

One potential destination for Lukaku could be Juventus. There has been rumoured interest in him from Turin for some time, so a player-plus-cash deal involving Dybala is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Other clubs in Serie A, notably Inter Milan, are also said to be interested in Lukaku. At 26, he is in the peak of his career so United would want to at least recoup the £75 million they paid Everton for him two years ago.

Real Madrid target Tottenham striker Harry Kane

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Spanish giants Real Madrid have made Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane their top transfer target as their current forwards continue to misfire.

French forward Karim Benzema has scored just one goal so far this campaign, and Cristiano Ronaldo is also not as prolific as usual.

Meanwhile Kane has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances this season.
Les Blancos currently sit third in La Liga, eight points behind leaders Barcelona and four behind Valencia, after 11 matches.

Real president Florentino Perez is apparently keen to buy Kane, who, at 24, is also 5 years younger than Benzema, to boost manager Zinedine Zidane’s attacking options, according to a report in Dario Gol.

However, the stumbling block could be Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy, who is a notoriously tough negotiator. Given current transfer prices, he is likely to want at least £100 million before he thinks about letting Spurs’ talismanic striker go.

Dario Gol adds that should Spurs not want to play balls, they have other targets, including Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.