Man Utd in talks to sign Paulo Dybala

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Manchester United are in talks over the potential signing of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala. It is understood negotiations are at a very early stage and there is no guarantee United will make an offer for the Argentina forward, or that he would welcome a move to Old Trafford. However, it is understood Juve are willing to let Dybala leave as they are keen on United striker Romelu Lukaku. Dybala, 25, scored 10 goals for the Italian champions last season.

Lukaku is also of interest to fellow Serie A side Inter Milan, who had a 60m euro (£54m) bid for the 26-year-old rejected earlier in July. It is understood the Belgium international is happy to join Juventus – even though Inter was his initial preference – meaning a potential swap deal hinges on Dybala’s agreement.

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