Manchester United move for forward with 115 goals as replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo

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Manchester United have made a move to sign former Juventus forward Paulo Dybala as replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to leave Manchester United this summer and Paulo Dybala has now been identified as a replacement.

Manchester United have spoken to Dybala’s representatives in a bid to agree a deal with the 28-year-old, according to La Repubblica via Daily Mail.

Premier League rivals Arsenal have also made contact with the representatives of Dybala.

The Italian outlet claims that Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli are also interested in securing Dybala’s signature.

Paulo Dybala
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Dybala is currently a free agent after leaving Juventus at the end of last month following the expiration of his contract, having scored 115 goals in 293 appearances at the club.

Meanwhile, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has warned Manchester United that Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez isn’t for sale.

This comes after Manchester United submitted an offer of around £37million for the Argentina international.

Manchester United are facing stiff competition from Arsenal for the centre-back and might have to pay over £43m to get the deal done.

When asked about whether he has any fears of losing Lisandro Martinez amid heavy links to Manchester United, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder said: “No, no.

“We have made it clear internally that we don’t want to lose players of his quality.

“This is out of question right now. We are assuming that we will remain firm and that this won’t happen.”