Would Dybala consider a move to the Premier League? (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United and Chelsea have been handed a boost in their long-term pursuit of Paulo Dybala after Barcelona confirmed they would not be making a move for the Argentine forward.

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The Juventus attacker has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 17 goals in 38 appearances for The Old Lady, while also providing six assists.

Two of those strikes came in the Champions League against Barcelona, who were thought to be so impressed by the 23-year-old that they were lining up a deal for him.

Dybala stats 2016/17
Games: 37
Goals: 17
Assists: 6

But Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez played down any such move for the attacker because his team already have Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

‘He is a magnificent player, but we already have the best three [forwards] in the world,’ he told RAC1.

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Dybala’s goals against the Catalan giants dumped them out of the Champions League and his performances have attracted plenty of interest from around Europe, including from Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United and La Liga side Real Madrid.

But since his strikes against Barcelona, he has signed a new deal with Juventus and looks set to stay in Serie A for the time being.

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