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‘Sources close to’ Man Utd claim club could return for transfer target in January; big upgrade on Jesse Lingard

Despite a transfer falling through in the summer, the Paulo Dybala to Manchester United reports are back.

The rumour is back again thanks to Italian newspaper Tuttosport on Tuesday, as per Sport Witness.

But the story starts with Christian Eriksen being keen on a move away from Tottenham. Manchester United are still presented as one of his potential destinations, though it is long understood that the Dane is edging towards one of the big Spanish clubs.

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Dybala also gets a mention, recalling how United were unable to find an agreement with the player’s entourage during the summer window. 

A deal looked possible a week before the transfer deadline for English clubs, which could mean United didn’t have the time to strike a deal they favoured. Only time will tell but surely the plan now will be took to look at alternative options in order to find the best match possible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The report claims ‘sources close to the Red Devils’ say the chase could be ‘reopen; in Janaury, even if an ‘irresistible offer’ becomes necessary for the transfer.

Dybala has only played 14 minutes under Maurizio Sarri this season, so surely he will come to the stage of wanting a move if he continues to be overlooked at Juventus.

There’s no doubting that he would be a massive upgrade on Jesse Lingard, who has not contributed to a single goal (whether it’s scoring himself or assisting goals for team-mates) for United in over eight months.

I wouldn’t put this Dybala stuff in the transfer b*llocks category just yet knowing United were interested in signing him last month, but surely they will find a player just aa good for better value?

It’s worth keeping an eye on Leicester City’s James Maddison this season. He could be a good shout for United next summer.

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