Manchester City are planning to make a move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in the summer, according to Spanish source Don Balon.
The Premier League leaders are understood to have already made contact with the Italian giants over a potential summer move for the player.
Juventus, however, are reluctant to lose Dybala and would only be willing to sell the player should he push for a transfer away from Turin.
The report claims that Dybala is keen to work under Man City manager Pep Guardiola, with the Spanish coach holding a mutual level of respect for the player.
Guardiola sees the Juve forward as a player with similar traits to Lionel Messi – a man who he worked very well with during his time at Barcelona.
The 24-year-old is also under the impression that moving to the Etihad is currently his best shot at achieving Champions League glory.
This season, City have transformed into an unstoppable force topping both the Premier League and their Champions League group.
The club is now viewed across Europe as one of the very best and being made one of the strong favourites to go all the way in the biggest competition in club football.
Pushing for a move
Juventus’ CEO Giuseppe Marotta claims that Dybala will only be let go should he push for a move away.
The defending Italian champions view the player as their biggest asset and a someone they are very reluctant to depart with for any sum of money.
This season, the Argentine has managed an impressive combined total of 22 goals and assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.
Marotta told Sky Italia:
“He’s a very strong player, on which we aim a lot.
But Dybala will undoubtedly remain at Juve, also because we do not need to sell anyone unless the same player asks.”