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Gossip: Dybala has had a change of heart

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Paulo Dybala has made a dramatic u-turn and wants to move to United.

According to Mirrior.co.uk, the Argentine has realised the error of his ways.

He has apparently got word back to Manchester United that he is willing to negotiate his financial demands.

The new project at United is very clear, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only wants players that buy into his philosophy.

That being, getting Manchester United back where they belong. At the pinnacle of world football. Money and personal notoriety are totally secondary.

Dybala was demanding wages of around 10 million a year and that United paid his agent fees of around 18 million to facilitate the move.

This was all part of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku going in the opposite direction.

Both Solskjaer and club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward got a distinct impression their philosophy was not Dybala’s modus operandi.

They believed his main motivation for swapping Turin for Manchester was money.

Since he has returned to Juventus and new boss Maurizio Sarri, it appears the 25-year-old has had a change of heart.

Manchester United would probably be glad to see the back of the sulking AWOL Belgian in Lukaku.

They have made no secret that they were admirers of Dybala. With a vision of playing him behind or along the right side of Marcus Rashford.

The Argentine would grant them the versatile front line that Solskjaers style of play required.

It remains to be seen if Ed Woodward will be drawn back to the table. The general consensus is that United was right to walk away.

In the United of the last five years, they would have probably caved in to the demands on the back of potential shirt sales.

It appears the new revolution is putting a little more emphasis on business on the field rather than off it.

But never say never while a football transfer window is open.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 10: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Manchester United addresses the media during a Manchester United Media Opportunity at the WACA on July 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)