Manchester United chiefs feel that Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala could act as the “long-term” solution to their need for a new forward after Edinson Cavani.
Although, Old Trafford figures knew their need to bring in a new attacker and looked to free agent striker Cavani. The Uruguayan has made a decent start to his time in Manchester, adding a proven goal touch.
However, the 33-year-old only signed a one-year deal which features an option to extend for 12 months. And while United could well keep Cavani at Old Trafford, chiefs realise that they need fresh investment.
According to transfer expert Ian McGarry, United have earmarked Dybala as the man they want to sign.
The 27-year-old’s deal at Juve expires in 2022 but his future already looks uncertain, with negotiations about an extension yet to bear fruit.
“He has been offered €11.5million gross for an extension of three years to his current deal,” McGarry told the Transfer Window Podcast.
“His agent, Jorge Anton, is due to speak with Juventus in the coming days with regards to deal or no deal.
“The club is becoming perplexed with his indecision, whether he wants to stay or whether he wants to leave.
“It’s our understanding that United see Dybala as a long-term solution to what has been a short-term solution in Edinson Cavani, in terms of his age.
“Dybala, of course, at 27 has the best years of his career ahead of him and would suit their cultural reboot policy with regards to age and the style of football they want to play.”
Report reveals Dybala ultimatum
Meanwhile, Tuttosport (via Football Italia) claims that Juventus will soon make another offer to Dybala.
However, the source adds that the Turin club will not change their terms as they look to tie the Argentine down.
On the flipside, Dybala will reportedly be ready to find a new club if he does not pen a fresh deal by the end of the season.