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Manchester United securing £100million January transfer just got more complicated as star opens talks over La Liga move

Manchester United’s hopes of securing the transfer of Paulo Dybala this January now look a little more in doubt as it seems his preferred destination is Real Madrid.

The £100million-rated Juventus forward would be an ideal signing for United and the Daily Mirror recently claimed he could make his way to Old Trafford in a swap deal involving Paul Pogba.

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However, Don Balon now claim Dybala’s entourage have been contacting Real Madrid about a move this winter, with the Argentina international no longer looking a guaranteed starter in Turin.

The Spanish outlet goes on to say that Real chief Florentino Perez has a long-time admiration of Dybala, though it’s not yet entirely clear if he’s a priority for this season.

Madrid sold Cristiano Ronaldo this summer but still have the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in fine form, whilst also re-signing the promising Mariano Diaz from Lyon.

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It’s not immediately obvious where Dybala would fit in alongside those three, but Don Balon suggest Los Blancos could review the situation in January and that he may even more for a little below the £100m price mentioned by the Mirror.

From United’s point of view, they’ll hope they can still be in with a shot of landing the 24-year-old, who’d surely make an upgrade on the misfiring Alexis Sanchez in attack.

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