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Juventus won't sell £140m-rated Paulo Dybala to Manchester United in January

United have been linked with a £60m move for Dybala with Jose Mourinho insisting that his club must spend more to catch up with cross-town rivals Manchester City

Ed Malyon
Sports Editor
Wednesday 27 December 2017 12:09 GMT
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Paulo Dybala won't be leaving Juventus in January
Paulo Dybala won't be leaving Juventus in January (AFP)

Juventus have no intention of selling Paulo Dybala to Manchester United or anyone else in January, and privately have made suitors aware that any negotiations for the Argentina international would need to start north of €150m (£140m).

United have been linked with a £60m move for Dybala this week, since when Jose Mourinho has come out and insisted that his club must spend more to catch up with cross-town rivals Manchester City.

But the reports were met with widespread derision in Turin, where there is agreement that Dybala won’t be leaving the club any time soon - and certainly not for such a low fee.

While the former Palermo forward has had a slightly down season with Juve, he is still considered one of the top young attacking players in the world and a potential breaker of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Oropoly. They would expect a fee approaching the £200m which Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar should more than one club enter a bidding war for the 24 year-old.

Sources with knowledge of Dybala’s plans acknowledge that a Premier League move is enticing but that there is no rush to leave the Italian champions.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have also kept an eye on Dybala, while Premier League clubs will get a closer look at him when he faces Tottenham in the Champions League round of 16 in February.

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