Report: Tottenham and Man United suffer blow in pursuit of Paulo Dybala

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Paulo Dybala back in the summer transfer window, an extremely ambitious signing after making the Champions League Final.

However, despite having a £64.4m bid accepted by Juventus for the Argentine (Sky Sports), it was reported that third-party image rights scuppered any chance of getting it across the line (Independent).

Talks between Man United and the player also broke down in a potential deal (Sun).

Dybala remained a Juventus player for the start of the season as he fought to prove himself to the Old Lady once again. It is safe to say that the forward has done exactly that with his 2019/20 form in Italy and in Europe.

In just 28 games across all competitions, Dybala has managed 11 goals and 11 assists for Juventus. This includes five goal involvements in just six Champions League games (Transfer Markt).

Any hope of Spurs or Manchester United signing the 26-year-old may be dashed if the reports out of Italy are true, with some saying that Juventus are in talks with Dybala over a new £8.5m per year contract that will run until 2025 (Tuttosport via the Sun).

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