Manchester United are ready to pay the buyout clause for Juventus star Paulo Dybala according to football consultant Ian McGarry.
The Argentine has been constantly linked with a move away from Turin and United are outright favourites to land him should he make the switch to the Premier League.
Paulo Dybala's first half game stats against Man Utd:
3 Shots (1 On target)
0/2 Accurate crosses
40 Touches pic.twitter.com/96kn4VCPpS
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) 23 October 2018
McGarry claims that Dybala’s first preference was a move to Real Madrid which seems highly unlikely since the Los Blancos have now signed Eden Hazard.
“Dybala’s still on United’s shortlist, that’s for sure,” he told The Transfer Window podcast.
“It was held up in terms of the deal because what we reported was that United had indicated to Juventus that they were willing to meet the buy-out clause of Dybala.
“That was before of course Allegri’s future was decided and in between, Dybala himself said he didn’t want to make any rash decisions based on now knowing who the incoming coach would be.
“Now obviously that’s been cleared up. But the Copa America is now getting in the way of that particular negotiation.”
He went on to add: “Dybala himself would have preferred Real Madrid, who have now signed Eden Hazard, so that is highly, highly unlikely he’ll be going there.
“Obviously it would be impossible to go to Barcelona now, so Manchester United would be probably his only option in terms of the elite clubs that you’ve mentioned.
“I find the Inter ambition very impressive, but I think also almost impossible to fulfil.
“Obviously they want to please Conte coming in as manager and he’s a man who likes to be pleased, but do do all those deals would be very expensive and also very difficult.”
Along with Dybala, The Red Devils are also interested in Youri Tielemans.
United are ready to battle Leicester City for his signature from Monaco and have launched a £40m offer for the 22-year-old according to Belgian outlet DH.be.