£100 million Dybala responds to Juventus exit talk as Manchester United seek to seal deal
Manchester United target Paulo Dybala has played down transfer speculation stating his desire to leave Juventus in the transfer window.
United tried and failed to secure Champions League football after a torrid start under former boss Jose Mourinho, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side put in some poor performances towards the back-end of the season, meaning it will be another season in the Europa league.
But there is a big feeling in the media that United will look to offload a number of stars in order to revamp the side, with Alexis Sanchez just one name that has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford after failing to reach the levels he endured at Arsenal.
There has been so many players linked over the past few months that United fans have forgotten who could arrive at the end of the season, but one name that has been mentioned as a possible signing is that of Dybala, the Juventus superstar.
Dybala has netted the second-most goals for the Turin club this season, striking 10 times as well as chipping in with four assists, but is reportedly unhappy at playing second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived from Real Madrid at the end of the season.
According to reports in Italian football, Dybala is close to leaving Juventus with the Italians prepared to sell the attacker for an eye-watering €100 million (£85 million).
Gustavo Dybala, his brother, claimed last week the forward wanted a move away from the Serie A champions in the summer amid links with Inter Milan and Manchester United.
But Dybala says he already made Juventus aware of his decision to stay at the club, regardless of who the new manager will be – as Max Allegri gets set to depart the club after five years in charge.
“My brother spoke for himself, I talked to the club and Fabio Paratici [Juve sporting director] and they know what I think,” Dybala said on the TMW website.
“I want to stay at Juventus again next year, I want to continue playing here. I’m happy, I wear the Juve jersey with pride.
“It is obvious that Juventus must make their choices, make the team based around the coach that will arrive. But I want to stay here.”
United will surely hand Solskjaer some big transfer kitty to play with as this current Red Devils side needs a lot of work and money spent on the squad, but they need to buy quality over quantity if they want to get back challenging the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for that Premier League title.
Dybala is an absolute superstar in Seria A and is a massive name in the game, so the news that he now wants to stay at Juventus will be a huge blow for the Red Devils.