It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for Manchester United in their apparent quest to sign Paulo Dybala. The latest story we covered came from Italy, namely GdS, who states that an Old Trafford move for the Argentine was the ‘most probably outcome’.
The latest comes from The Sun, who this afternoon claimed that a United move for the 25-year-old is already in ‘serious doubt’ after opening talks in regards to player wages.
Apparently both parties are ‘some way off’ an agreement on salary at the early stages, with the Argentine ‘demanding’ £250,000-a-week. Dybala is happy to stay in Turin and only big-money would tempt him to leave (which is somewhat understandable given the lack of Champions League football on the table).
It’s interesting as Romelu Lukaku could be used in some sort of swap deal, with the 26-year-old now back in Manchester, while the forward could actually return to training today – despite not featuring in a pre-season tour game so far.
At this point, the move solely hinges on Dybala’s willingness to switch to Old Trafford. It could all come down to whether Juve want to keep him enough. If they want the 25-year-old gone, then it could play right into United’s hands, but you do feel as though this saga could go either way.