Real Madrid Transfer News: Paulo Dybala Offer Prepared Amid Latest Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Paulo Dybala during the Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus Pre-Season Friendly match at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Getty Images)
Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Getty Images

Real Madrid are reportedly preparing an offer of €80 million-85 million (£72 million-£77 million) plus midfielder Mateo Kovacic in a bid to tempt Juventus into selling forward Paulo Dybala. 

According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Tuttosport via Football Italia), signing Dybala is a "forbidden dream" of Real's—he has also been heavily linked with Barcelona—while Juve are interested in Kovacic.

But the report added Juventus won't accept less than €120 million (£109 million) for Dybala, so Real's success in pursuing the Argentinian could depend on how highly the Italian champions value Croatia international Kovacic. 

Real's archrivals Barca have been linked with a £108 million move for Dybala to replace Neymar, who recently departed to Paris Saint-Germain for £200 million, per Corriere dello Sport (via Joe Short in the Express).

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Los Blancos would be delighted to steal Dybala from Barca's clutches while, at the same time, snapping up one of the best young attacking talents in Europe.

Dybala, 23, netted 19 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions last term as Juventus won a league-and-cup domestic double and reached the final of the UEFA Champions League, per WhoScored.com.

He boasts all the attributes to be a genuine attacking superstar, including excellent linkup play, fine close-ball control and a fearsome left foot. 

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 29: Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Imag
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Dybala could be an ideal successor for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu, while Kovacic would be no great loss for Real manager Zinedine Zidane. 

Kovacic, 23, is a talented playmaking midfielder and commanded a fee of €32 million (£22.5 million) when Real signed him from Inter Milan in 2015.

With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the Real squad, however, he faces huge competition to earn a consistent first-team place and was an unused substitute in June's Champions League final. 

At Juve, he would likely be granted more minutes by manager Massimiliano Allegri, but it is unclear how much of a temptation he will be in Real's bid to sign Dybala.


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