Tottenham Hotspurs have joined compatriots Manchester United in the race to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
The 25-year-old attacker has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Argentine is considering a move away from Turin with top European clubs monitoring his progress.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a huge fan of Dybala, whom he describes as ‘one of the best in the world’ in their Champions League clash.
Dybala, who scored five goals in 24 appearances for the Old Lady last season could sharpen Pochettino’s forward line.
Since joining Juventus from Palermo for €40m in 2015, Dybala has scored 78 goals in 182 appearances, been named in the Serie A Team of the Year on three occasions and helped the club win four Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia’s.
Having already signed teenage sensation Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, and brought in Aaron Ramsey in the midfield, Juventus will need to offload some of their high-earning players to balance the books.
Spurs have already smashed their transfer record with the landing of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £65 million and could eclipse the landmark with an £80 million move for Dybala.
They have also been linked with a swoop for Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso, with Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham also linked with a move to Tottenham.
Earlier in the summer, Kieran Trippier joined Atletico Madrid, with Christian Eriksen’s future still undecided.