Transfer News: Paulo Dybala demanding £350,000-a-week wages to complete Manchester United move

Argentine international Paulo Dybala reportedly wants a £350,000 per week contract to agree to join Manchester United from Juventus.

If the report by The Sun is to be believed, Manchester United now know the wages they need to pay Paulo Dybala to secure his services in this summer’s transfer window. The Argentine international has demanded a £350,000-a-week contract to join the Red Devils from Juventus.

Dybala is coming off his worst ever campaign for Juventus, which was marred by controversy and reported run-ins with former manager Massimiliano Allegri. In 42 appearances in all competitions, the Argentine forward had an underwhelming return of 10 goals and 5 assists.

But, despite a poor season with the Bianconeri, the 25-year-old remains a highly regarded player. And, while Juventus are open to the idea of selling him this summer, his stock remains high, as far as hotly linked suitors Manchester United are concerned.

For Manchester United, Dybala could come of use in a number of ways. To begin with, the fact that he can operate in various positions in the attacking unit makes him an ideal fit in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system, wherein flexibility holds the key for the front men.

Dybala could, in a way, be a solution to Manchester United’s long-standing right wing woes, although he would better fit in more central areas, be it playing of the striker or while operating in the false nine role. And, the speculation surrounding his future has only gathered more steam this week.

Reports have suggested that Manchester United are set to shake hands with Juventus on a swap deal for Dybala and wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has been omitted from United’s squad for their latest friendly against AC Milan, as well as the one against Kristiansund earlier this week.

Set to be reunited with Paul Pogba at Manchester United? (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Set to be reunited with Paul Pogba at Manchester United? (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Lukaku had also been linked with Inter Milan, who had been vocal about their interest in him. But, the emergence of Juventus has blown the Nerazzurri out of the park. As for Dybala, just a few details remain for the swap deal to go through, largely depending on the Argentine international.

Now, a major development has been made on that front, with Dybala demanding £350,000 per week to agree to a move to Manchester United. These wages would make him the third highest paid player at Old Trafford, and is likely to be the final piece in the puzzle for the swap deal to go through.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has also got involved in the transfer saga, reportedly advising Dybala to join Manchester United. In the end though, it all hinges on the Argentine international to agree personal terms with the Red Devils and it remains to be seen if they agree to his £350,000-a-week contract demands.

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