Paulo Dybala & Romelu Lukaku swap deal ‘agreed’
Sky Sports sent Man United fans into a tizzy on Tuesday night, reporting that “Manchester United and Juventus have agreed a swap deal in principle involving Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky in Italy.”
The backdrop to the story has been well-documented in the press.
Man United are keen on selling Lukaku, who has failed to live up to his billing since arriving for 75 million pounds from Everton.
As for Paulo Dybala, Juventus have reportedly determined that the Argentine is surplus to requirements in Turin.
Manchester United and Juventus have agreed a swap deal in principle involving Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky in Italy.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 30, 2019
Fabrizio Romano on Man United, Inter Milan & Juventus
Despite the update from Sky Sports, others are doubting that the Dybala-Lukaku swap deal is a goer.
Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano has posted a lengthy update on Dybala, Lukaku, Man United, Inter Milan and Juventus.
At the outset, it’s reported that Lukaku has had a deal in place to join Inter for two months.
So why hasn’t that deal happened? Because of the transfer fee:
Man United (are asking for) €83m for Lukaku and Inter have never offered more than €70m. That’s why in the last hours Man United started talks also with Juventus about a swap.
Moving onto Dybala’s position, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Argentine wants to stay with Juve.
In order to convince Dybala to leave the club, it’s claimed that Maurizio Sarri needs to tell Dybala directly to move on.
And even if that happens, Dybala is demanding a ” big contract proposal” to exit Turin.
Fabrizio Romano fails to note what figures would satisfy Dybala’s demands.
Fabrizio Romano on Dybala & Lukaku
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Lukaku, Dybala and more 🔴 – Lukaku has an agreement with Inter since 2 months. He was waiting but Inter have not found a total agreement with Man United. ❌ – Man United ask €83M for Lukaku and Inter have never offered more than €70M. That’s why in the last hours Man United started talks also with Juventus about a swap. ⚪️⚫️ – Dybala told Juventus since 2 months he wants to STAY. He wants to speak with Sarri on next days, then he’ll decide about MUFC. He would change his mind only if Juventus manager Sarri will say he’s out of his plans, and if he’ll receive a “so big contract proposal”. He wants to be paid like the too earners [at MUFC] to leave Juventus now. 🤔 – Dybala’s decision is the key of the deal for Juventus, Man United and Lukaku too. Inter are still in the race but now they’re waiting to understand what will happen with Juventus; also because Inter are not ready to make a €83M bid before selling some other player. ☎️ – Lukaku would accept Juventus. No problem for personal terms. ⏳⌛️ ••••••••••••••••••••••🇮🇹🇬🇧••••••••••••••••••••• Lukaku e Dybala: cosa succede 🔴 – Lukaku ha un accordo con l’Inter da due mesi, ha aspettato a lungo ma non ha trovato un’intesa fin qui col Man Utd, come ha confermato Marotta. ❌ – Il Man United ha ribadito di volere 83 milioni di euro, l’Inter non è mai andata oltre i 70 milioni garantiti. Per questo lo United ha avviato un dialogo anche con la Juventus per uno scambio. ⚪️⚫️ – Dybala da due mesi ripete ai dirigenti della Juventus di voler rimanere. Non vuole andare via, anzi. Ma adesso dovrà decidere sul Manchester United: ecco perché vuole prima parlare con Maurizio Sarri, poi darà una risposta. Dybala cambierebbe idea solo se gli venisse comunicato di essere fuori dai piani dell’allenatore e se gli venisse offerto un contratto a cifre molto alte. 🤔 – La decisione di Dybala è la chiave dell’operazione per il Man United, la Juventus e Lukaku. L’Inter è in corsa ma ferma in questo momento per capire cosa farà la Juve; anche perché ad oggi non rilancia fino a 83 milioni e deve concentrarsi sulle cessioni ☎️ – Lukaku accetterebbe la Juventus senza problemi, il contratto sarebbe quasi una formalità. ⌛️⏳
Kristof Terreur on Dybala & Lukaku
HLN reporter Kristof Terreur has also posted a fresh update on Lukaku’s Man United future.
Kristof Terreur believes Lukaku’s next career move is in Dybala’s hands.
Moreover, the Belgian reporter has indicated that Inter’s chances of signing Lukaku seem to be slim:
He initially wanted to join Inter, but as they are not able to meet the asking price, Juventus and Man United have come up with an acceptable solution: Big Rom shipped to Juve, Dybala sold to United. Last word for Dybala who has to agree terms with United and has to say ‘yes’.
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) July 30, 2019
There’s still some work to be done between the clubs, but everything depends on the willingness of the players to join the other side.
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) July 30, 2019
Could Lukaku still end up at Inter Milan?
In short, ‘yes’.
As has been confirmed by the Times reporter Paul Hirst and the BBC’s Simon Stone, Inter Milan are still in the race to sign Lukaku.
MUFC interest in Dybala is genuine. Talks have started with his representatives. Juventus also want to sign Lukaku, as do Inter. No guarantee Dybala will come to Utd (no CL football a big turn off for top players) but would be a big coup if they can get him.
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) July 30, 2019
Conversations are happening between Man Utd + Dybala representatives but at very early stage. No guarantee a deal will be done. Juve want Lukaku. So do Inter.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 30, 2019
Here’s the latest on the deal…
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