Manchester United to ‘reopen’ Paulo Dybala negotiations in January and more rumours
United were in talks to sign Dybala in the summer as part of a potential swap deal with Romelu Lukaku, but extortionate agent fees eventually ended those discussions. Lukaku then joined Inter Milan in a £73m deal, closely followed by Alexis Sanchez in a season long loan.
That has left United with just three senior forwards in their squad – including 21-year-old pair Daniel James and Marcus Rashford along with 23-year-old Anthony Martial.
Now, Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) claim United are starting the search for more firepower and experience up front, and are ready to ‘reopen’ negotiations for Dybala in January.
The report claims that new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri is open to letting Dybala leave, but it seems unlikely that the issue of agent fees that was the sticking point over the summer will have changed drastically by the time the January transfer window opens.
Meanwhile, La Gazzetta dello Sport say United are set to open contract negotiations with Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof.
The pair have both had difficult starts to the new season, but the report says United want to extend their contracts to 2024.
Both Lingard and Lindelof are on current deals running to 2021, with the option of a further year.
Mundo Deportivo (via the Daily Mail) say United are exploring the possibility of signing Eriksen for a cut-price fee in January to get ahead of Real Madrid and rivals Atletico in the summer when the playmaker will be available for free.
However, the report adds that United will drop their interest if Paul Pogba signs a new contract in the coming months.