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Manchester United want Paulo Dybala

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be disappointed

Argentina v Chile: Third Place Match - Copa America Brazil 2019
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Manchester United are interested in Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who I sometimes call Pablo Dybala through a lack of both football knowledge and professionalism.

Juventus are willing to sell the Argentine playmaker if a club meets their valuation for the player, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that he would improve the side.

Solskjaer thinks that his attacking guile would add some much needed creativity to the United line-up, but there is a small catch. The club can only afford to make a move for the player if they are able to sell Romelu Lukaku (probably to Inter Milan) and/or Paul Pogba (Real Madrid).

Juventus want between £70 and £90 million for the 25-year-old striker (sort of, I’m running out of elegant variation guff), though there other clubs interested in Dybala too.

One club is Paris Saint-Germain, who have a better side than United but unless Marseille or Nice sort themselves out with their fancy rich owners, it’s a bit of an unglamorous league and too out of their depth when it comes to the Champions League, or people caring even vaguely what is going on with them. The other is Inter Milan, but they are struggling to afford Lukaku from United for about the same price as Dybala would cost.

While this is all very interesting, the two clubs will probably just swap Mauro Icardi with Dybala and avoid the whole rigmarole of drawn-out negotiations, but that doesn’t mean people can’t get their hopes up as a distraction from existing.