Tottenham suffer Paulo Dybala setback as Man Utd edge closer to Juve star

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be showing an interest in signing Barcelona’s Malcom because their pursuit of Argentine forward Paulo Dybala has suffered a setback, thanks to Manchester United.

The Juventus playmaker could be included as part of a deal to take United striker Romelu Lukaku from Manchester to Turin.

Lukaku fell out of favour at Old Trafford last season following the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who immediately made it clear he favoured Marcus Rashford as his main outlet up front.

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Spurs have been repeatedly linked with Dybala and had a bid if £45m rejected on Saturday, as reported by La Stampa.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claims Spurs have expressed an interest in 22-year-old Malcom, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to add another attacker to his squad before the transfer window shuts, as per The Independent.

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Dybala would be a fine addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, even if he’s not proven to be as useful to Juventus of late.

But that’s down to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, which would put most attackers’ nose out of joint considering he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

Spurs aren’t spending time dwindling on their transfers by the sounds of it. These reports claim they’ve quickly realised that Dybala could be more tempted by a switch to United, so they have decided to move on and seek alternatives.

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