Paper Talk: Juventus in massive transfer blow to Man Utd, Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 14th February 2019 8:26

Juventus have flatly refused to sell a Manchester United and Chelsea attacking target, while Wolves have been told a price for Raul Jimenez, according to Thursday’s papers.



Juventus have ruled out selling Argentina forward Paulo Dybala this summer, news that will come as a blow to both Manchester United and Chelsea.

Dybala has been targeted by the two Premier League giants as they look to bring in a world class attacking talent to eventually mount a title challenge.

Real Madrid have also been scouting the player and are said to have offered £105million for the Argentina hitman.

However, Juve insist they have no interest in cashing in on the 25-year-old – simply because he is impossible to replace without weakening their side.

Sporting director Fabio Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Those who leave are those who want to. I repeat, our squad is difficult to improve.

“Who do you get that is better than Dybala? It’s difficult to sign Messi. Even with Neymar I’d have doubts.

“Dybala is someone who is always there, until the end.”


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Raul Jimenez

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Marcelo Real Madrid

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