Juventus could use Paulo Dybala to attract Manchester United into this summer’s final partnership with Romelu Lukaku.
The Series A champions want to challenge rivals Inter, according to Sky Sports, in a bid to land the global Belgium, which has been connected to a move away from Old Trafford since the window opened. And with Inter struggling to satisfy the valuation of United, their fellow Italians have swooped in to start their own talks, with Argentina at the center of their proposition.
Since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, Dybala has been marginalized in Turin, and despite having earlier indicated his intention to remain in May, it is now understood that he has come to terms with the concept to leave the club. Tottenham has already begun talks with Juventus to take him to the Premier League, with a £80 m offer considered sufficient to land him.
However, if the Bianconeri follow through with plans to use the player as part of the Lukaku agreement, that move could now be scuppered. It is also believed that Juventus is keen on United Paul Pogba, but there is no suggestion that Dybala would be used in any effort to take the Frenchman back to Turin. Instead, the only focus is on Lukaku, a move that is going to irritate their former boss Antonio Conte.
Conte, who this summer was appointed Inter Manager, made no secret of his willingness to land the former Chelsea striker. Speaking during their Asian tour, he informed journalists:’ You understand very well that I like this player when I was Chelsea’s coach in the past and I attempted to take him.
‘But I repeat today Lukaku is a player of United. I have great respect for United.’