Lukaku talks planned, as €120m No.10 causes Man Utd headache

Date published: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 4:49

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Manchester United are understood to be split on trying to sign Juventus No.10 Paulo Dybala this summer.

The Argentina forward has been linked with United for some time and with suggestions Dybala could be available in Turin this summer United have a decision to make.

ESPN though claim that “United’s recruitment department are split on whether or not to pursue the player” who has 73 Serie A goals in 189 games for Palermo and Juve.

Dyabla, 25, only hit 10 goals last season and struggled after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and fell down the pecking order under old boss Massimiliano Allegri.

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Juve though have appointed Maurizio Sarri and the old Chelsea boss will surely want to run the rule over Dybala in pre-season before sanctioning a sale for the player who is under contract until 2022.

Transfer expert Ian McGarry claimed last month that United had already agreed to meet the €120m exit clause that exists in his contract, with the move being held up for two reasons: firstly because he wanted to see who Juve appointed as Allegri’s successor and secondly due to his involvement in the Copa America with Argentina.

“Dybala’s still on United’s shortlist, that’s for sure,” McGarry said on The Transfer Window podcast.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer meanwhile is set for talks with Paul Pogba this week to discuss his future.

The same source report that the two parties will meet for the first time since the midfielder suggested he wanted a “new challenge” last month.

Real Madrid and Juventus are believed to be interested in the France star, but ESPN report that Solskjaer is keen to keep Pogba at Old Trafford and will try and attempt to convince the 26-year-old to stay.

On Saturday a report in Spain claimed Real Madrid would offer Isco as part of a bid to lower the £150m asking price for Pogba.

United for their part are prepared to play hard ball over Pogba’s future, with Ed Woodward ready to demand a bumper fee for the World Cup winner, such is his desire to keep him.


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