Manchester United have made contact over a summer move for Paulo Dybala, according to reports in Italy.
The forward is currently without a club having left Juventus following the expiry of his contract on June 30.
As a result the 28-year-old is now actively looking for a new club ahead of the upcoming season after scoring 115 goals in 293 appearances for the Italian side.
United’s search for a new striker has stepped up in recent days following Cristiano Ronaldo’s admission that he’s looking to leave the Premier League giants.
The 37-year-old only moved back to Old Trafford last summer but is looking to secure Champions League football for the new campaign as he looks to maximize the final years of his playing career.
Danny Murphy was discussing a potential exit for Ronaldo on White and Jordan and said that it’s essential that the club bring in a good replacement.
He said: “What me key question is about who they bring in instead of him.
“If they let him go without replacing him, which would be ridiculous, then obviously they can not let him go if they’ve got nobody in mind who can come in and score a decent amount of goals.
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Murphy believes Eriksen is the wrong signing for Man United to keep up with rivals
“They’ve got to get someone in who is experienced enough and good enough to lead the line for Manchester United.
“24 goals is a lot to replace and they have not got an abundance of players who are chipping in with more than double figures, I mean the next best was Bruno Fernandes with 10.
“I would not be letting Ronaldo go until you get someone through the door.”
As well as weighing up a move for Dybala, Erik ten Hag is stepping up his efforts to bolster United’s defensive line.
Reports in The Mirror have claimed that United are plotting a £ 40million move for Lisandro Martinez.
The 24-year-old Ajax defender is attracting plenty of interest this summer with Arsenal also keen to secure his signature, however his close relationship with United boss Ten Hag may well play into the hands of the Red Devils.
It’s reported that Ajax director of football Klaas-Jan Huntelaar traveled to London over the weekend to hold talks with United, suggesting that a move for the £ 43million-rated star could be a genuine possibility.
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