Juventus could be on the verge of agreeing a deal to exchange Paulo Dybala for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
The exchange had been touted in recent days as Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici met with Lukaku’s agent just last week.
Corriere Dello Sport now report that te exchange between the two clubs is on ‘safe tracks’ and while it’s not completed yet, with Inter still interested in the player, the feeling is that it will be concluded.
The only sticking point will be Dybala’s agreement as the Argentine has yet to return to Turin and speak with new coach Maurizio Sarri.
Despite this, Corriere report that at Continassa they are sure Dybala will be convinced, in part due to United’s large salary offer.
Lukaku had promised himself to Antonio Conte, however he would accept coming to Juventus to form a partnership wth Cristiano Ronaldo where Juve hope to have a ‘clone’ of Karim Benzema in the Belgian striker.
It’s reported that it was United who proposed the exchange and the idea came to life when Ed Woodward asked for Dybala to be included in the deal when Juve were asking after Lukaku.
There are still details to be ironed out but the newspaper suggests there is real optimism over a conclusion in the coming days.