Juventus hope to raise in the region of €100 million from the sale of Paulo Dybala in an attempt to fund a move for Benfica sensation Joao Felix, who has been dubbed the most exciting talent in Portugal since Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 19-year-old enhanced his burgeoning reputation in midweek with a hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in a Europa League quarter-final.
Juventus had already committed to paying Aaron Ramsey a £400,000-a-week deal having confirmed his transfer from England back in February and handed Cristiano Ronaldo an even more lucrative contract when he arrived from Real Madrid last summer.
Paulo Dybala has struggled to maintain a regular starting position in Max Allegri’s team and could be deemed surplus to requirements in the transfer window, despite having scored ten goals in 37 matches this term.
Manchester United have been linked with Paulo Dybala in the past and are also credited with an interest in Joao Felix, along with Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to oversee a major overhaul of his first-team squad this summer and will focus on bolstering at centre-half, full-back and a creative forward capable of playing on the right wing.
Discussing the task, he faces in rejuvenating his team in the summer the Norwegian manager said: ‘I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing, it’s going to be hard. ‘It’s going to be survival of the fittest or survival of the best. We need players here who are going to be able to take us forward.’