After reports of Manchester United and Juventus looking for a Romelu Lukaku Paulo Dybala switch came out, the Belgian has reportedly agreed a deal with The Old Lady.
According to Goal, Lukaku has agreed a €9 million (£8 m) a year deal with Juventus amidst the possible switch.
Goal also claimed that Dybala did not participate in a routine medical at Turin on Friday, while he also failed to return to their training headquarters.
With Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last season, Dybala was no longer a regular in the side. Now, with a change in manager, it is believed that Dybala does not fit in Maurizio Sarri‘s system.
Romelu Lukaku, coming to Manchester from Merseyside under Jose Mourinho, is also not a regular at United now. After the appointment of Ole Gunnar Soloskjaer at Old Trafford, the Belgian striker had gone completely out of favour, with the Norwegian preferring the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial over him.
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The move seems just perfect for both the clubs as well as both the players. Dybala, 24 and Lukaku, 25 are still relatively young and their best years are still to come. A move for either of them could prove fruitful for their careers as they are not in contention in their current teams.
Both Dybala and Lukaku have been attracting interest from multiple clubs. Inter have already seen two formal offers for Lukaku rejected and do not appear to be in a position to match United’s valuation, while Juventus president also confirmed that the club have recieved a few formal bids for the Argentina international.
But a swap deal seems highly likely now, with Juventus reaching over an agreement with Lukaku, although it remains to be seen if Manchester United can come over an agreement with the Argentine who is reportedly looking for a pay rise. Dybala is currently known to be earning €7.5m per year with The Old Lady.