Date: 30th July 2019 at 5:26pm
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Tottenham have been linked with a move for Paulo Dybala this summer, but their hopes of landing the 25-year-old’s signature have been hampered by Moise Kean’s impending move to Everton and AS Roma’s interest in Gonzalo Higuain.

Juventus won’t allow three strikers to leave the club without lining up a replacement, which means Dybala stands more chance of joining Manchester United in a part-exchange deal for Romelu Lukaku.

The Italian giants could be left with Cristiano Ronaldo in attack if they sold Kean, Higuain and Dybala in one transfer window, so Juve want to replace an existing player with a striker.

Dybala joined the Old Lady from US Palermo in 2015 and has gone on to make 182 appearances in all competitions, scoring (78) and creating (30) 108 goals. The £123k-per-week forward struggled for form last season, however.

He contributed only nine goals in 30 Serie A games and netted just once in the last three months of the campaign. As a result, Juventus are keen to sell Dybala but are requesting a bid of around £90m.

Tottenham’s interest in the Argentine international is moot. They stand little chance of landing their man unless a striker is offered in exchange. Kean is set to sign for Everton, Roma are closing in on Higuain and Juve have offered Dybala in a deal for Lukaku.

It’s a blow for Mauricio Pochettino.

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