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News: The Juventus and United swap deal is almost there

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The Romelu Lukaku half of the deal is apparently done.

According to Metro.co.uk Romelu Lukaku has left the Aon Training Complex for the last time.

There have been ongoing talks between the two clubs.

A possible swap deal involving wantaway United man Romelu Lukaku and disenchanted Juventus man Paulo Dybala.

The negotiations have gathered pace today. It is reported that Belgian international Lukaku has agreed his terms with Juventus.

The big striker just wants out of Old Trafford. The deal is apparently worth 160,000 per week plus bonuses.

He has not featured at all this summer in the preseason tour of Australia, Singapore, China and Norway.

Injury has been the offical excuse. But a freeze-out by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more probable.

The Red Devils manager wanted no distractions.

Other players (namely Paul Pogba) have had questions raised about their future. But they were able to get on with the job Solskjaer wanted from them.

After Antonio Conte’s and his Inter Milan sides very public courtship of Lukaku, it was thought that was his most likely destination.

The two clubs could get close to the player’s valuation. even after weeks of negotiations.

Instep Juventus. With a player that has been on United radar for some time.

Solskjaer sees Dybala as a more versatile and mobile player. He believes he fits his style of a player better than the Belgian.

The clubs both have comparable valuations.

The only problem now is for United to convince Paulo Dybala the move to Manchester is the right one.

The terms of the contract are not thought to be an issue. It is a simple, case of does he want to leave Turin?

It is believed that former United hero and Juventus man Patrice Evra has even stepped in to tell his former teammate how great being apart of the United project is.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)