Striker keen on replacing Cristiano Ronaldo set to hold talks with Manchester United today

Paulo Dybala Manchester United
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According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the representatives of former Juventus forward Paulo Dybala are set to hold talks with Manchester United in London in the next few hours.

Dybala is out of contract after his Juventus contract expired at the end of the June and a move to Inter Milan has stalled.

With Cristiano Ronaldo keen on leaving Manchester United this summer, the 28 year old Dybala has now been identified as a replacement for the Portugal captain.

With Dybala’s options now getting smaller after Inter Milan opted to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan, the Argentine forward is now pushing for a Premier League move.

Dybala is reportedly willing to lower his wage demands and will accept a €6million contract (£100,000-a-week) to make the move to Manchester United.

“United are waiting for Ronaldo’s eventual exit to decide whether to get serious again after the (vain) attempt in 2019, when Paratici set up the exchange with Lukaku which did not come to fruition due to the excessive financial demands of the then ten Juventus player,” Di Marzio writes in the Corriere della Serra.

“Today Dybala has lower demands than at the time (now he would sign for perhaps €6 million per season [around £100,000 per week]).”

“Contacts in the Premier League have been reactivated and appointments have been made in London (where United also have offices) in the next few hours,” he added.