Manchester United have reportedly pulled the plug on a deal to sign Juventus hotshot Paulo Dybala.
It is understood United have withdrawn their interest amid the striker’s lack of desire to move to Old Trafford and his enormous wage demands.
The Premier League giants have been in talks with Juve over the possibility of sending Romelu Lukaku to Turin while Dybala would go to Manchester in return.
However, the move is now OFF, as United are not encouraged by the Argentine’s reluctance to leave Juventus, his huge wage demands and extortionate agents’ fees, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The report also says Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is only interested in bringing players who are fully committed to being part of the club’s project.
It is understood Dybala wanted parity with United’s top earners such as Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea and Paul Pogba, while it’s also believed there have been complications over the player’s image rights.
The 25-year-old feels he is being pushed out of Juventus against his will.
This also puts Lukaku’s hopes of joining the Bianconeri in serious doubt, however, a swap deal involving him and Juve frontman Mario Mandzukic could still be on the table.
Serie A club Inter Milan are also trying to sign Belgian Lukaku despite having a £54million bid for Lukaku rejected by United last month.
While United will want to replace Lukaku, 26, if he does depart, Solskjaer will not want to bring in a replacement for the sake of it.
United have a number of emerging young forwards including Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong who the Norwegian could call on.
It’s been a busy transfer window at Old Trafford with United getting deals done for winger Daniel James and full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
They are on the verge of signing Leicester defender Harry Maguire after the two clubs agreed an £80million fee for the player, which will take United’s projected spending to £148m.