Juventus could offload Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic to Manchester United, with Romelu Lukaku having agreed on personal terms.
Despite heavy interest from Inter Milan, Lukaku’s future has received an unexpected twist that could see him end up at Juventus instead.
The Belgium international has become one of the summer’s biggest transfer sagas after falling out of favour at Manchester United. Evidentially, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers youngsters Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as his main centre-forwards.
Although the Red Devils boss could be about to welcome Dybala as part of a trade for Lukaku. Fueling rumours was the Argentine’s no-show for routine medical tests on Thursday despite returning to Turin.
Apparently, Dybala will extend his summer vacation until next Monday. This means that talks with new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri over his role will likely have to wait until the following week.
But it seems there may be another motive behind this based on a report from Goal. It claims that the Bianconeri have agreed on a €9m-per-year deal with Lukaku for a summer transfer.
The Serie A champions will, though, be in a race against time to pull off the trade for Dybala and Lukaku. Currently, they only have until next Thursday to complete a deal before the Premier League transfer window closes.
However, Dybala’s wage demands could prove to a stumbling block for United. Despite earning €7.5m-per-year in Turin, the 25-year-old wants a big pay rise first before considering an Old Trafford move.
Only La Joya isn’t the only Juventus striker on United’s radar, with Goal’s Romeo Agresti claiming that the Red Devils have discussed Mandzukic as well.
This new development may come as a big surprise to some considering that Mandzukic only signed a new Juventus contract in April.
It seems, though, Sarri doesn’t rate the 33-year-old as highly as his predecessor Massimiliano Allegri.