Manchester United have reportedly 'pulled the plug' on a deal for Juventus' Paulo Dybala.
The Reds have been in talks to sign the Argentine forward, but, according to Telegraph, United have decided to pull the plug on a potential swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku due to his reluctance to leave Juventus.
His huge wage demands, and agents' fees have also deterred United from striking a deal with Juventus.
#MUFC have walked away from move for Dybala over doubts about his desire to move to OT, the player's wage demands & exorbitant agents' fees. Effectively ends Lukaku's hopes of move to Juve. Remains to be seen what happens with Mandzukic https://t.co/6A4RGBBEue
- James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) August 4, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjær's determined to bring in players who're fully committed to being part of United's long-term project.
United had agreed personal terms with Mario Mandzukic, but it remains to be seen what happens with the Croatian striker.
And, finally, United pulling the plug on Dybala effectively ends Lukaku's hopes of a summer move to Juventus. Inter Milan have also publicly courted the Belgium striker with Antonio Conte keen on snapping him up.
"I like this player [Lukaku]. I consider him an important player for us to have a good improvement," the Italian coach said about his pursuit of Lukaku.
Antonio #Conte: "Everyone said it was done for #Lukaku to Inter two weeks ago, now they said it's done with Juventus... but if you don't have the agreement with the player and between club, nothing will be done. Let's see what will happen". :red_circle: #MUFC #Inter #Juve- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2019
Dybala, meanwhile, will undergo a routine medical and return to his club for training.
:rotating_light: Paulo Dybala will undergo routine medical & return to Juventus training tomorrow. Has reportedly reiterated to his agent he does not want to join Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/IkZVNIDTBi
- Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) August 4, 2019
Solskjær remains in the market for new talent following the arrivals of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. They continue to be linked with Sporting CP's Bruno Fernandes, who's also attracting interest from Tottenham.
United begin their Premier League campaign at home to Chelsea on August 11.