Paulo Dybala is set to return to training with Juventus today and will hold talks with Maurizio Sarri to ascertain his future role under the new manager amid interest from Manchester United, according to reports from Italy.
Man United and Juventus held talks in England last night and reached an agreement in principle over a deal involving Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, with the latter keen on a move to Italy.
Dybala’s preference, however, would be to remain in Turin, but there are doubts over whether he fits Sarri’s tactical vision.
According to Sky Italia and other reports, Dybala will meet with his new manager today before coming to a decision over his future, which is set to be revealed in the next 48 hours.
Dybala wants to remain at Juventus but Serie A champions want to get this deal done. They view Lukaku as a player who could easily score 20 league goals next season whilst dovetailing with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Belgian’s effort and selflessness appeals to the Italian champions.
Their view on Dybala swings the other way. Despite being a fan favourite and an undeniable talent, Juventus are concerned that the Argentine’s resale value would significantly drop if he were to have another underwhelming campaign.
More to the point, Sarri does not employ a clear No.10 role in the way former manager Massimiliano Allegri did, and his emphasis on a Ronaldo and Lukaku striker partnership, flanked by the likes of Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa, suggests he may not be a certain inclusion in the Italian’s starting XI.
One way or another, we will find out soon.