Real Madrid to complete £120m 'New Cristiano Ronaldo' signing this summer: Massive transfer would see two stars leave in player-plus cash deal
Real Madrid are gearing up to test Juventus’ resolve to keep Paulo Dybala this summer by offering a player-plus-cash deal worth £120million, according to Don Balon.
Dybala, 23, has been in unbelievable form this season, helping Juve to the brink of another Serie A title. His performance in the Champions League quarter final, scoring twice in the first leg, against Barcelona truly propelled him onto the biggest stage.
Unsurprisingly, the Blaugrana are keen to sign him too. His preference appears to be staying in Turin, with reports of a new contract being readied emerging. Dybala appears settled in Serie A, where he previously starred for Palermo before the first big move of his career in 2015.
Real see him as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo in the superstar stakes. Ronaldo, 32, is coming towards the end of his career and it is believed Los Blancos are putting a contingency plan in place for life after the legendary Portuguese winger.
There are a number of players currently at the Santiago Bernabeu who will be looking to leave this summer because of a lack of first team football. Two of them, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, will be offered to Juve as part of the deal for Dybala.
It would be the third time Morata has moved between Juve and Real, having done so in 2014 and then again in 2016. Zinedine Zidane’s side triggered his £32million buy back clause last summer but he has barely featured this season.
Rodriguez would be a huge coup despite his recent lack of football. He joined Real for £73million from Monaco after the 2014 World Cup, but his career in the Spanish capital has stuttered in the last couple of years. He has been linked with Juve in the past and his presence in the deal could make the Italians seriously consider parting company with their most prized asset at the end of the season.
The Colombian featured a lot under Carlo Ancelotti, but after his sacking in 2015, James struggled. Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane have both excluded him, reportedly because of his work rate. He has also had trouble with his weight, too, but a move to Turin might be exactly what he needs to get his career back on track.