Tottenham agree €70m fee with Juventus for Paulo Dybala

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Juventus for Paulo Dybala worth €70million (£64.4m), according to reports.

The Argentina international is now set for talks with Tottenham over contract terms as a move to the Premier League edges closer.

The 25-year-old forward has developed into one of Juve’s top players since his 2015 arrival from Palermo, helping the team to the Serie A title in all four of his campaigns with the Bianconeri.

But Dybala has seen his future called into question after he took on a diminished role with Juventus last campaign after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The Argentine star scored 10 goals in all competitions for Juventus in 2018-19, down from 26 the previous season and 19 the season before that. 

Dybala has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, but talks over a swap deal involving Dybala and Lukaku have now ended, with Inter Milan back in pole position to land the Belgian striker.

Mario Mandzukic was also involved in those talks, but the Croatian is now unlikely to move to United after the breakdown of talks between the Red devils and Juventus. 

For Spurs, Paulo Dybala’s arrival would be a major statement after the cash infusion they gained from reaching last campaign’s Champions League final.

Tottenham have already made two signings this summer window: Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon and Jack Clarke from Leeds, though Clarke has already been loaned back to the Championship club for 2019-20.

Ndombele’s signing was the first incoming transfer for Tottenham since they signed Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are looking to make more additions ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline, and Dybala is not the only big name who could possibly arrive in north London.

And Tottenham have emerged as one of the only options for Philippe Coutinho, whom Barcelona are looking to sell ahead of the new campaign.

Spurs are keen on the Brazilian, with Christian Eriksen about to enter the last year of his contract and a renewal appears unlikely. Manchester United have been linked with the midfielder, who was also interesting Real Madrid earlier this summer window.

Tottenham start their Premier League season with a home game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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