Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, claim reports, intercepting Man United talks.

Dybala is unconvinced by the idea of joining Manchester United in exchange for Romelu Lukaku and is holding up the transfer.

According to French site SoccerLink, Tottenham have dived in with a proposal and did so directly via manager Mauricio Pochettino, who tried to talk his fellow Argentine into joining him in London.

Spurs would have several advantages over Manchester United for Dybala, above all that they are in the Champions League and indeed reached the Final last season.

Pochettino can also help La Joya to acclimatise and fit him into a more creative style of football.

Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici is expected in London on Sunday for more negotiations with Manchester United, as well as with Manchester City over Joao Cancelo.

It’s possible the Bianconeri chief could also meet with Tottenham to see if there’s another Premier League option for Dybala.

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