Transfer News Today: Man United to rival Chelsea for Paulo Dybala and Liverpool shortlist new left-back


Man United and Chelsea want Dybala

Chelsea are set to face competition from Manchester United for the signing of in-demand Juventus sensation Paulo Dybala, who could be in line for a huge summer move to either the Premier League or La Liga this summer.

The Argentine has been a revelation at Juventus since being signed from Palermo, and Real Madrid are likely to lead the interest from Spain as the Italian champions brace themselves for a spate of bids for one of their main assets.

Antonio Conte reportedly made a flying visit to his homeland to watch Dybala play on Sunday, but United have shown over the past few summers that they are not afraid to price their rivals out of the market, though whether or not they’ll be in the Champions League next season could prove pivotal. 

 

Milan plan Aguero move

AC Milan are believed to be monitoring Sergio Aguero’s situation at Manchester City amid rumours the Argentine could leave the Premier League at the end of the season.

Aguero has already achieved legendary status with City fans having shot them to two Premier League titles, but Pep Guardiola is moulding a new team and the 28-year-old could be moved on while he still commands a sizeable market value.

 

With Real Madrid and Barcelona not showing any signs of interest, and Atletico unlikely to bring him back to the club, Serie A may be a viable option for Aguero, with Milan set to have a €100million budget this summer, assuming their proposed takeover goes through in the coming months. 

Liverpool scout potential new left-back

Ricardo Pereira is on Liverpool’s radar as they bid to solve their issue at left-back, where midfielder James Milner has been performing all season in the absence of a natural, competent full-back.

Pereira is in the middle of a two-year loan at Nice from Porto, but his performances for the French Ligue 1 title challengers this season have caused his value to soar to around £22m.

Often utilised as a right-back, the Portugal international is comfortable on either flank and would be expected to slot in as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice left-back next season, whilst also serving as a back-up option for Nathaniel Clyne on the opposite side.