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Manchester United have seen Liverpool’s sale of midfielder Philippe. Coutinho affects their own transfer aspirations as Juventus raise asking price for attacker Paulo Dybala.

The Manchester club have been reported to be very keen in bringing the Argentine forward to the Premier League but in a major blow to their chances Italian champions, Juventus are now asking for a fee in the region of about £150 million.

This all comes after Coutinho’s move to Barcelona for a £142 million fee, the Italian now want more for their 24-year old star.

The Argentina international has no buyout clause in his deal with the Turin which has seen the club drive a hard bargain for the player despite rising tension between both parties.

Juventus President Giuseppe Marotta has denied reports that the star player is for sale, claiming the Italian giants have not put him in the market.

Man United have been reported as being confident of striking a deal for the talented attacker but these reports will definitely come as a blow to their hopes of making Dybala their next marquee signing.

The attacker although currently sidelined with an injury has been in great form for his side in the Serie A with 14 goals scored in 19 appearances.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.