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Manchester United were close to sealing Paulo Dybala transfer, claims agent

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Manchester United were bits away from signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus last summer, according to Romelu Lukaku’s agent.

The Juve star almost became a signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year, however, the Red Devils backed out of the deal, agent Federico Pastorello has said.

The deal came as Lukaku was deemed excess to requirements at Old Trafford and was told he would be moved on during the last summer transfer window.

Lukaku went to Inter Milan last September for a fee of £73.7m, but this was before United enquired about a swap deal involving Dybala at Juventus, who was reportedly unsettled.

When asked if United were close to buying the Serie A star, Pastorello told Tuttosport : “It’s true.”

On his player, the agent added: “Romelu, however, had always hoped to go to Inter because he was impressed by the affection of the Inter fans.”

Dybala eventually opted to remain with Juventus, the side he’s played for since making his £28m move from Palermo in 2015.

Source: The Mirror

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