Manchester City in talks to beat Manchester United to £86million star after missing out on Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester City have reportedly made an offer to Juventus forward Paulo Dybala as Pep Guardiola looks for an alternative after missing out on the transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

According to Don Balon, contact has been made over a potential deal, with Dybala apparently heading closer towards the end of his time with Juve.

This follows various recent rumours linking him as a potential target for Manchester United, though it remains to be seen if they would still press to sign him after themselves landing Sanchez.

The Sun claimed Juventus would want around £86million for Dybala after rejecting a swap deal offer from the Red Devils while Henrikh Mkhitaryan, now of Arsenal, was still at Old Trafford.

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Paulo Dybala is a rumoured transfer target for Manchester City
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Pep Guardiola wants Paulo Dybala at Manchester City

TMW have since reported that a similar deal could be in the works involving Matteo Darmian moving in the opposite direction, though Don Balon seem to think City could work on winning the race for this exciting transfer.

ESPN have also reported on Dybala’s recent troubles at Juve, so it makes sense that top clubs could be circling ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old could fit in well in the Premier League, and particularly at a club like City, with Pep Guardiola building a side full of similarly small and technically skilful attacking players.

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This rumour follows City missing out on the Alexis Sanchez transfer
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