Tottenham are ready to launch an £80m bid to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala according to reports today.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to back Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market as they look to build on last season’s Champions League final appearance, with the club ready to smash their transfer record for a second time this summer.
Tottenham have been quiet in the transfer market in recent seasons as they financed the move into their new stadium, however having announced a new £360m shirt sponsorship deal with AIA, the club is now planning to significantly strengthen Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
According to The Times, those plans include an £80m move for Argentina international Dybala. The 25-year-old has developed a reputation as one of the most talented players in Serie A in recent seasons, though has played more of a supporting role since the big-money arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.
Spurs accept being able to tempt Dybala away from the Italian champions may prove difficult, but are hopeful they will be able to persuade the forward to swap Turin for North London.
The club believes a deal for Dybala would represent a statement of intent, though any deal may cost more than their opening £80m offer, with Manchester United long having been admirers in the Argentine.
Spurs have already broken their transfer record with the £55m capture of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, whilst they also secured a deal for teenage winger Jack Clarke from Leeds before loaning the 18-year-old back to the Championship side for the season.
Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso also continues to be linked with a move to the club, as Pochettino looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.