Manchester United Told To Forget About Dybala

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Juventus issued a stern “hands off” to Manchester United over Paulo Dybala, reports the Independent.

It was recently claimed that Manchester United were preparing a £60m offer for the Argentina international. Juve laughed off the reports before declaring that the 24-year-old will not be sold under any circumstances this winter.

The Independent suggests that the striker may be sold next summer but it will be for a fee approaching that which Kylian Mbappe, 18, fetched. Juventus are prepared to open talks at €150m which puts Dybala perilously close to be out of United’s reach.

Jose Mourinho wants to increase his spending to challenge Manchester City whose squad is romping away with the Premier League title this season. The Portuguese recently bemoaned that his £300m spending was nowhere near enough to challenge the Red Devils bitter local rivals.

 

With the new order of young players readying themselves to take over from the old guard of Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, and Messi, 30, Dybala’s availability is likely to cause a huge amount of interest among Europe’s elite.

Real Madrid were linked with the Argentinean last summer and like Barcelona are sure to be interested if Juventus decide to sell. Of the two, Real Madrid has the more urgent need to plan for the future with talk of Ronaldo moving to the MLS refusing to quieten.