Paulo Dybala's agent 'in London' as Man Utd proposal and Arsenal ultimatum emerge
The 28-year-old will leave Turin this summer when his contract with Juventus expires, and both Premier League giants have been linked with his signature along with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur. Dybala is represented by Jorge Antun, who will hold talks with multiple clubs over the course of the next few weeks as his client searches for a new club. The news comes just a day after new United manager Erik ten Hag held a meeting in Amsterdam to discuss the club's transfer strategy.
As claimed by Calciomercato, Antun will also meet Frank Trimboli in the capital, an intermediary tasked with representing other interested English sides. Sky Sport Italia report Dybala's agent is likely to test the waters and will make a proposal to Manchester United and others stating a deal could be struck if the total wage and bonys package reaches around £6.8million.
The Red Devils could be tempted into a move for the Argentina international, although a hefty signing-on fee is expected to be paid straight to Dybala, who has spent the has majority of his senior career playing in Serie A. The forward has most heavily been linked with a move to Inter Milan next month, but could be swayed to the Premier League.
According to Il Bianconero, Dybala could even decide to choose Arsenal - but that comes with an ultimatum that the Gunners must hold on to fourth spot and qualify for the Champions League. Mikel Arteta is keen to add a forward to his young attack, much like Ten Hag.
The ex-Palermo starlet's decision not to sign a new deal with Juventus emerged in March. Bianconeri director Maurizio Arrivabene remained coy, however, telling DAZN : "The rapport with Paulo and all the players is good. There are some exchanges of opinion, I am always rather direct.
"But I am like this for the good of the players, who know they have my faith and admiration. I don't know if he will be a Juventus player or not, that is a matter for the club."
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Dybala rejected the chance to extend stay over the winter when Juventus signed Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina in a £62.8million transfer. The Serbian striker, 22, has scored eight goals in 19 appearances for Massimiliano Allegri 's side, playing alongside Dybala in the front line.
"With the arrival of Vlahovic, the technical aspect, the team, the project changed," Arrivabene also told Sky Italia when asked about the Argentine. "Nobody questioned Paulo's technical value, but there were considerations that had to be made on the length of the contract, and other economic factors.
"The decision has been taken, we thought about it a lot but I want to underline one thing: the Juve board does not take decisions against Juventus, but for Juventus."