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Manchester United target Paulo Dybala reveals how close he came to transfer

Dybala was close to a move to the Premier League last summer (Picture: Getty) Paulo Dybala has revealed how Maurizio Sarri’s arrival at Juventus played a big part in him staying at the club last summer. Manchester United and Tottenham tried to sign the forward and both clubs reportedly agreed terms with Juventus before the transfer fell through. Dybala had fallen down the pecking order under Massimiliano Allegri and the player is believed to have recorded an emotional goodbye message for fans before Juventus pulled the plug. The 26-year-old has now admitted just how close he was to a switch. ‘I was close to leaving,’ he told the Guardian. ‘That was in the club’s thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting.’ Dybala has been in good form this season with eleven goals in 26 appearances for Juventus and the Argentine explained Sarri wanted him to stay at the club during a turbulent summer window. Juventus decided to keep Dybala (Picture: Getty) ‘I have two years left on my contract. That’s not a short time but it’s not a long one either,’ he added. ‘We’ll see what plans Juventus have, if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay. ‘That’s a decision for the club to make. It’s hard to know because things change in a second. More: TVJennifer Aniston not impressed with Friends fan who declares Ross as their favouriteCobbler has severed thumb replaced with his own big toePaulo Dybala reveals why he snubbed Man Utd & Spurs after being on verge of transfer ‘But I’m here, at a club that has treated me well. I’m happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri’s arrival has helped. ‘He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength when we didn’t know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me bring out the best in myself.’ United are still on the hunt for a forward and are were in talks to sign Bruno Fernandes this month. But negotiations with Sporting Lisbon have broken down due to United’s reluctance to meet their asking price. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video MORE: Manchester United stars feel ‘let down’ by board for failure to replace Alexis Sanchez & Romelu Lukaku MORE: Dimitar Berbatov urges Manchester United to re-sign Carlos Tevez...


Published By: Metro - Saturday, 25 January

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