Man Utd already eyeing second marquee signing after £71m playmaker

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With James Rodriguez reportedly set to arrive at Man Utd this summer, reports in Spain claim that Jose Mourinho is eyeing another big-name signing.

According to Don Balon, the Colombian international is all-but a certainty to move to Old Trafford ahead of next season as Mourinho looks to assemble a star-studded squad capable of dominating both in England and in Europe.

The former Porto and Monaco star arrived at Madrid for a fee in the region of £71m in total in 2014, as per BBC Sport, and despite his indifferent spell at the Bernabeu, he will still fetch a sizeable transfer fee.

With 11 goals and 13 assists in 32 appearances this season, he has shown his quality, but the 25-year-old will surely be desperate to play more regularly and have a prominent role at a European giant rather than play a bit-part role under Zinedine Zidane.

In turn, that’s where it’s seems the ongoing speculation of a move to United continues to stem from, but as per Don Balon, the Colombian playmaker isn’t the only big-name recruit that Mourinho is eyeing.

According to the report, Juventus star Paulo Dybala has ‘practically become an obsession’ for the United boss, and he believes that the Argentine will be an essential addition to help him and the club get to where they want to be.

The 23-year-old has been a fundamental part of Juve’s success since his arrival from Palermo in 2015, as he will likely collect his second Serie A title this season while he has two Coppa Italia trophies in the cabinet and will play a big role in the upcoming Champions League final.

Dybala has scored 17 goals and provided eight assists in 45 games this season, and it’s no real surprise that he’s attracting interest from elsewhere.

The problem for United though will be that the Bianconeri will have no interest in selling him, and unlike the Rodriguez situation, he has an important role with his current club and so it’s likely to take a staggering offer to change their stance.

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