What is the story?
As the summer transfer market is reaching its final week, the Romelu Lukaku- Paulo Dybala transfer saga has become a buzzing topic.
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Romelu Lukaku, who had been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan, is reportedly on the verge of joining Juventus. As Juventus are reluctant to meet Lukaku's evaluation of £75million, the Old Lady want to make a swap deal between the Belgian and Dybala.
Dybala, who scored only five goals and provided four assists from 30 Serie A appearances, endured a harsh 2018-19 in Juventus colours. However, the Argentine has no intention of leaving Turin this summer as he wants to prove himself under the management of Juve's newly-appointed boss, Maurizio Sarri.
For Manchester United, Dybala's inclusion could be a bonus option. In the post-match press conference following their 1-0 victory at Oslo, the Norwegian addressed the ongoing speculations surrounding the club by saying,
"I'm not here to talk about any rumours or speculation about other team's players. But of course, we're working on one or two cases, as I've said before. There's another 10 days before we start the league and hopefully, we can announce a fresh face or two."
The heart of the matter
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are yet to sort out an agreement with Paulo Dybala. Lukaku, on the other hand, has agreed personal terms with the Italian champions. The talks between Dybala's agent and the Red Devils are expected to be continued today.
On the other hand, Dybala hasn't discussed anything about his future with Maurizio Sarri yet. The report also suggests that Dybala could miss Juventus' training sessions until the uncertainty surrounding his future is solved.
What is next?
It's going to be a roller-coaster week for Manchester United as the transfer window is set to close on 8th August. Solskjaer is keen to sign a midfielder and a centre-back and United have been heavily linked with Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire throughout the summer. It will be interesting to see if they would be able to close these deals before the window closes.Published 02 Aug 2019, 07:41 IST