JUVENTUS are ready to hijack Inter Milan’s move for Romelu Lukaku – offering Manchester United a stunning swap deal involving Paulo Dybala.
Antonio Conte has desperately been trying to sign the Belgium international in recent weeks, but San Siro chiefs have so far failed to meet United’s valuation.
Inter were preparing a fresh bid for Lukaku, 26, in order to please their new manager.
But Conte could now miss out on the Red Devils star as Juventus have entered the race for his signature.
The Serie A champions are offering Dybala – who they value at £80m – in a swap deal for the Belgian striker.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of the Argentine’s talent as the forward has been linked with an Old Trafford move for months.
The Juve striker is determined to leave Turin after seeing his role diminished since last year’s arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dybala, 25, scored just 10 goals in 42 appearances for the Italians last season.
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And, having held talks with Maurizio Sarri, he decided it’s time for a fresh challenge in his career.
That could scupper Maurucio Pochettino’s transfer plans as Tottenham reportedly inquired about the Argentine earlier this week.
And Dybala was believed to be open to making a shock North London move.