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Manchester United’s €100 million target is not for sale says club CEO

With Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona finally completes it looks like Juventus star Paulo Dybala may be next, but CEO Giuseppe Marotta has denied any potential transfer.

After months and months and months of chasing the Brazilian star, Barcelona has finally managed to grab Philippe Coutinho from the arms of Liverpool. Shelling out an incredible £142 million for the 25-year-old, the Catalan giants made Liverpool an offer they simply couldn’t refuse. However, with Coutinho moving many have said that it may pave the way for Paulo Dybala to do the same, but Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has other ideas.

Paulo Dybala

The Argentine has been simply sublime for the Old Lady this season and is by quite a margin one of their best players. The 24-year-old has been in sublime form for the Old Lady since his arrival from Palermo and has continued his form well into this season. With 14 goals in just 18 appearances for Juve, Paulo Dybala is their top scorer, three goals ahead of Gonzalo Higuain and is already on par to match his 19 goals best season for the Turin club.

And having been linked with a move away, it looks like Manchester United or Barcelona may be the Argentine’s next destination, with manager Jose Mourinho hell-bent on signing the Juventus star. The Red Devils need to keep up with Premier League’s unbeaten side Manchester City and Mourinho looks towards the winter-window to strengthen his squad. Barcelona on the other hand, have just shelled out a fortune on Philippe Coutinho and while they are interested in the Argentine, a deal may not be made.

However, despite that Marotta went on to say in an interview with Mediaset Premium, “The January transfer window is about repairing your squad and fortunately we are covered in all departments.

We haven’t put a price-tag on Paulo, so it’s difficult to make an assessment. We have no intention of putting him on the market.”

However, with the likes of Bayern Munich and even Barcelona themselves, it looks Manchester United like may face a fight on their hands for the Argentine star. The 24-year-old does, have lofty aspirations which are certainly within reach for him, and he even wants to win the Ballon d’Or one day and be recognized as a legend of the game.

Author’s take:

Paulo Dybala is a wizard and that’s being kind to the 24-year-old. He can control play, is superb between the lines and has the ability to read a game beautifully. The Argentine is a force to be reckoned with and with his new No. 10 shirt, the former Palermo star has a long future with the Old Lady.

However, a player of his abilities doesn’t come very often in football and any club in the world would have a gem on their hands if they manage to sign him.

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