Manchester United have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Paulo Dybala.
The Argentine international was expected to join the Old Trafford outfit this summer, with Romelu Lukaku heading to Juventus as part of a prospective swap deal.
But now, this exchange appears to be off, as the Mancunian giants have completely ended their interest in the 25-year-old.
According to the Telegraph, the Manchester United management believe there is a “reluctance to leave” on Dybala’s part, which contradicts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s prime demands.
The Norwegian gaffer only intends to bring in players that will be fully committed to his project, and Dybala’s attitude towards joining United suggests completely otherwise.
Further, the 20-time English champions have also been put off by the mammoth wages that are being demanded by the forward and his representatives.
Manchester United seem to have learned their lesson from the past, and wish to avoid yet another Angel Di Maria- and Alexis Sanchez-esque situation at the club.
Meanwhile, with the swap deal with Juventus now off, Inter seem to have reentered the race to sign Lukaku, with Antonio Conte still eager to recruit his prime attacking target.