Barcelona reportedly launched an audacious €160m bid to secure Juventus star Paulo Dybala, however the Italian giants have rejected the advances from the La Liga outfit.
With time no longer on Barcelona's side and a replacement for Neymar - who made the €222m switch to Paris Saint-Germain - yet to be secured, it seems they have turned their attention to Dybala, but they have been met with a similar response by Juventus to the one they received from a firm Liverpool who are refusing to sell Philippe Coutinho.
According to Spanish paper Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia, Barcelona identified Dybala as a last-minute target and offered a deal worth €160m to Juventus, which is understood to have been €115m cash plus €45m in bonuses.
23-year-old Dybala has seen his star rise exponentially since he made the €40m move to Turin from Palermo two-years ago, where he contributed 19 goals and provided nine assists in 48 appearances for the Italian giants last season.
His mark on the Juventus side continues to show, as he has already scored four goals in two Serie A games so far this season. However, his role with Argentina is just as important as he continues to be part of a potent attack alongside Lionel Messi and Inter's Mauro Icardi.
With a long career ahead of Dybala, Juventus are said to be remaining firm and have no intention of allowing their number 10 to leave the club any time soon, despite the mammoth bid they received from Barcelona.