Manchester United have offered £70million plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan to sign Paulo Dybala, according to The Sun.
However, the Red Devils’ bid for Juventus’ star 24-year-old has been rejected, as the Serie A side are holding out for a figure somewhere around the £86million mark.
Dybala has begun to make a real name for himself out in Italy, scoring goals for fun and impressing with an excellent all-round game.
There is no doubt that he’d be a stunning acquisition if Jose Mourinho could somehow land the Argentine, but I struggle to see how any deal could be done in January, with the summer window a more likely option.
As for Mkhitaryan being included in any deal, I’d be absolutely fine with that. If it means we can get Dybala a bit cheaper then that’s a great move for all involved. Sadly, it hasn’t quite worked out for the Armenia star here, and it makes sense to shift him on while his value is still fairly high.
I’d still prefer us to make a move for Antoine Griezmann, but Dybala would bring another dynamic to a struggling Manchester United attack – and perhaps that spark could drag us back in the title race if we can somehow pull the signature off in January.