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Man Utd contact Juventus over Paulo Dybala transfer but deal is unlikely for two reasons

Paulo Dybala is wanted by Manchester United (Picture: SIPA USA/PA Images) Manchester United have opened talks with Juventus over Paulo Dybala, but price and the player’s reluctance to move will be significant spanners in the works of any deal. Dybala has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but an offer has never emerged for the Argentina international. United have still not made a bid for the 25-year-old, but Gazzetta dello Sport report that initial contact has now been made between the clubs about his availability and a meeting has been scheduled. However, Gazzetta state that Juve want at least €80m (£71.8m) for the striker and he is keen to stay and fight for his place in the first team under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The Red Devils will struggle to get a deal over the line given those two significant obstacles. Dybala wants to stay in Turin (Picture: SIPA USA/PA Images) Dybala endured his worst season in a Juventus shirt over the last campaign, starting just 24 Serie A game – less than any other season – and scoring just five league goals – his worst return. FourFourTwo report that Sarri has plans to reintroduce Dybala into the first team, taking on a false nine position, so despite his dip in form, things could be looking up for the Argentinian. With no desire to move away from Turin, a new manager with faith in him and Champions League football, United might find it difficult to sell a move to Old Trafford. More: ShowbizMel B twins with adorable dog Cookie as she heads to Zoe Ball's radio showDad celebrates as daughter's killer boyfriend is jailed for lifeWhat is Liam's secret on Emmerdale? The only way a deal seems at all likely is if Dybala forms part of a deal to take Paul Pogba back to Juve from United. The Serie A champions are keen to re-sign the Frenchman but the Red Devils do not want to let him go and will only consider offers of at least £150m. Juventus are not willing to stump up that kind of cash but could try and use Dybala as a makeweight in a deal, as they are already willing to offer Douglas Costa, Blaise Matuidi and Joao Cancelo as part of an agreement. MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides on Manchester United’s formation for 19/20 season MORE: Manchester United make approach to sign Blaise Matuidi from Juventus...


Published By: Metro - Friday, 19 July, 2019

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