Sky source: 'Deal as good as done' but hinges on Dybala agreement
Thursday 1 August 2019 08:33, UK
Manchester United and Juventus' swap deal for Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku is moving closer after Juve's sporting director flew to London for talks.
Sky in Italy understand that Fabio Paratici landed in England for talks with United as well as discussions with both strikers' agents "in order to reach the agreement and complete the exchange".
One source has told Sky Sports News that the deal is 'as good as done' and that it will be completed as long as Dybala agrees to the switch.
Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports News told The Transfer Show: "Paulo Dybala has to agree to this. He has been on holiday in Miami and is flying back to Europe.
"He is due back at Juventus' training ground and he will have talks with head coach Maurizio Sarri - these are going to be crucial talks.
"If it comes off, I think Manchester United fans will be very, very pleased. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be swapping a player he does not want for a player he does want.
"[Swapping] a No 9 for a No 10, somebody who can play anywhere along the front line."
Sky Sports News understands that Romelu Lukaku will sign a five-year deal worth around £41m over the length of the contract if Juventus can reach an agreement with Manchester United for the striker.
Sky Sports' Peter Smith:
Paulo Dybala could feature in a sensational swap deal taking him to Manchester United and Romelu Lukaku to Juventus. But what would the Argentina international bring to Old Trafford?
Lukaku's future has been one of the sagas of the summer with Inter Milan seeing a £53.9m bid for the Belgian rejected by United last week, but now it appears the striker could be heading to Inter's Serie A rivals Juventus - and that will mean a new look for United's front line.
But how would Dybala fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans? And why are Juventus happy to include him in a swap?
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