Are Manchester United set to do Tottenham a massive favour over £70m Dybala?

Paulo Dybala (C) of Juventus FC is tackled by Alfred Duncan of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and US Sassuolo at Juventus Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Turin,...

Manchester United could weaken Juventus ahead of the Italians' Champions League clash with Tottenham.

Paulo Dybala (C) of Juventus FC is tackled by Alfred Duncan of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and US Sassuolo at Juventus Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Turin,...

Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a dream Champions League season to date, beating Real Madrid once and Borussia Dortmund.

Their 'reward' is a clash with Italian champions Juventus in the knockout stages - and Manchester United may be about to do them a massive favour.

This is because the Red Devils are attempting to sign Juventus' star player, Paulo Dybala.

Paulo Dybala of Juventus is challenged by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Monaco during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Juventus and AS Monaco at Juventus Stadium on May...

The Sun report United have made an offer of £70 million for the Argentine, with The Express claiming Jose Mourinho is confident of pulling off a transfer.

Juventus are tough negotiators, and reportedly want over £100 million for the attacker, but United's recent shaky Premier League form has intensified their desire to buy big.

Dybala was reportedly dropped by Juventus earlier this month, Football Italia reports, and if he is unhappy, then holding onto him could be tough.

Genoa's midfielder Diego Laxalt from Uruguay (L) fights for the ball with Juventus' forward Paulo Dybala from Argentina during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Vs Genoa on April...

While a stronger United would be bad news for Tottenham on the domestic front, in the short-term, relieving Juventus of their star attacker will aid the Premier League side's Champions League hopes.

Tottenham already have one of Europe's meanest defences, and without Dybala, Juventus will find it a lot tougher to break them down.

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