Without a win in three Premier League games and potentially 17 points behind Manchester City, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United desperately need reinforcements.
So it is no surprise that they are actively looking for new recruitments to join their cause, with an awful lot of improvement to find to close the gap on City.
Romelu Lukaku has scored only three times in his last 14 games in the Premier League, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been nursed back to fitness by Mourinho, following a seemingly career-ending injury last season.
United struggled once again at home to Southampton last night, though they would’ve won the game had Paul Pogba not converted Nemanja Matic’s goal-bound shot from an offside position.
It leaves them realistically surrendering the title to their city rivals, and having lost to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup, only with the FA Cup and Champions League to play for before 2017 is out.
Mourinho previously attempted to use Pogba to influence Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid, being international team-mates for France, and he is now trying to get Pogba to help advise another of his key targets.
According to the Mirror, United are switching their sights from Griezmann to Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, with the former now being heavily linked with Barcelona.
The Red Devils are willing to pay up to £90m for the Argentine, who has scored an impressive 12 goals in 18 Serie A outings for the Turin club this term.
The Portuguese has asked former Juve man Pogba to speak to Dybala about a move to Old Trafford, after the two became close friends at the club.
Mourinho wants to bring the 24-year-old in during the summer transfer window, when he is more likely to be willing to leave the Italian giants.
It would be a huge signing for the Red Devils, and more importantly would give Lukaku more competition to ideally kick-start his form.
If Dybala does re-join Pogba in Manchester, next season’s title race could be much more competitive than this one has been.
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