According to Steve Bates of the Sunday People (via the Sunday Mirror), Reds Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has advised those close to the player that United are interested in signing him in 2018. Barcelona are also said to be long-term admirers of the Argentina international.
Bates suggested the Blaugrana would be Dybala's preferred destination if he were to move at the end of the season, though United are keen to be in the mix.
"Woodward has a solid relationship with Juve's general manager Beppe Marotta," Bates said, citing the former world-record fee United paid to bring Paul Pogba back to the club. He noted a switch for Dybala would far outstrip that £89 million outlay.
That's to be expected, as the Juventus forward is one of the most exciting players in football. As noted below, he has started the season in sensational form:
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*🔟 goals 6️⃣ matches Paulo Dybala is the first player this century to start the Serie A season with that record 💎⚽️🔥 https://t.co/yDPw5IJoEA2017-9-23 20:37:37
There were times last season when Dybala drifted in and out of games despite his obvious talent. But now, donning the iconic No. 10 jersey, he appears ready to play a talismanic role for the Bianconeri.
The types of performances he's put in will have alerted clubs of the stature of United and Barcelona, though either side would have to spend enormous money to sign him. The man known as La Joya signed a new long-term contract with Juventus earlier in the year, and there is no release clause included.
Football commentator Adam Summerton believes the former Palermo striker has it in him to go to the top of the game:
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If Dybala doesn't win at least one Balon d'Or, I'll be very surprised2017-9-23 21:12:06
He's the type of signing who would make United an even bigger force under Jose Mourinho, as the prospect of Dybala linking up with someone like Romelu Lukaku is fearsome.
However, not only would United have to convince Juve to sell their prize asset, but they would also need to persuade the Argentinian to shun the Camp Nou for a move to Old Trafford.
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He reported that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the Serb, who has been sensational for the capital club in Serie A.
"Mourinho is ready to make Milinkovic-Savic a leading target for his spending next summer and is determined to make sure Guardiola misses out," Fissler noted. "Lazio are ready to cash in and sell the highly-rated 22 year-old but they won't be letting him go on the cheap."
Fissler reported a £40 million offer from Juventus was turned down last summer and that Lazio want "almost double" that fee before selling.
As football writer David Amoyal noted, the player's agent has revealed there is serious interest in the player:
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Milinkovic Savic's agent Kezman:"We already had substantial inquiries from places like Madrid, Manchester & Milano but he's happy at Lazio"2017-9-18 15:35:32
Milinkovic-Savic has grown into one of the best central midfielders in Italian football since arriving at the Stadio Olimpico in 2015. The Lazio man has so many impressive attributes to his game and is adept at winning physical and technical battles. His ability to knit play together at the hub of the team has helped his side make progress.
Mourinho tends to target midfielders with presence and purpose, as illustrated by the captures of Pogba and Nemanja Matic during his tenure. Milinkovic-Savic is a young player who ticks both of those boxes.