Reports: Manchester United to beat Barcelona to the signing of £155 million star
What’s the story?
Manchester United are in top form in the Premier League this season having drawn just one game and won 5 so far. They have scored 17 goals in the 6 Premier league matches with Romelu Lukaku scoring 6 of those.
Jose Mourinho however, is not happy with this and is already planning for next summer. The Red Devils manager wants to sign a strike partner for Lukaku according to the Sunday Mirror and has begun talks with a number of targets.
Sunday Mirror claims that United #1 target for next summer is Paulo Dybala. The Juventus star is also a target for La Liga giants, Barcelona while Manchester City and Real Madrid have also been linked with the Argentine.
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Manchester United signed Lukaku for a fee reported to be £75 million plus add-ons that could rise up to £100 million. The striker has settled in well and will be joined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic soon.
The Swedish star is set to return from injury in November and is expected to partner the Belgian up front. Zlatan's contract, however, ends at the end of this season and will be leaving the club.
The heart of the matter
Sunday Mirror reports suggest that Manchester United have already begun talks with Juventus for Dybala. The Red Devils are also in talks with the player in regards to a move to Old Trafford next summer.
Barcelona have been monitoring him for a long time and were keen on signing him as well. But the Argentine decided to remain at Juventus and postpone a transfer away from the club.
Paulo Dyaba will be moving in the summer of 2018 for sure and it's just a matter of which club he opts to join. The Argentine might end up picking Barcelona over Manchester United but it all depends on how the clubs finish their current season.
Should Dybala pick Barca, it won't be a bad thing for United in any way. They will head back to Atletico Madrid and sign Antonie Girezmann, who had already agreed to join the Red Devils this summer but ended up staying because of the transfer ban.