Paulo Dybala is reportedly demanding a huge wage hike in order to convince him to join Manchester United.
The Juventus star is being ushered towards Old Trafford by the Italian champions, who want to exchange the 25-year-old for Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku.
Dybala had initially expressed a desire to stay in Turin, though with the club’s having agreed the swap deal, his representatives are thought to have flown to England to hold talks over a potential switch.
According to the Mail though, the Argentine wants a significant increase on his current £6.5m-a-year salary, and it thought he is demanding wages of £9m-a-year after tax, a sum which would make him the second-highest earner in Premier League history, a weekly wage of around £350,000-a-week.
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Having scored 22 goals in Serie A in 2017/18, Dybala has found himself a peripheral figure at the Italian champions since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.
New Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is now ready to sanction his departure in exchange for Lukaku, with the former Chelsea boss keen to add the Belgian international to his forward options.
Despite possessing an impressive goalscoring record since joining United from Everton in a £75m deal in 2017, Lukaku will be allowed to leave the club this summer and move to Italy.
Inter Milan had also expressed an interest in the 26-year-old, but have been so far unable to put together a deal which satisfies the Premier League side as they struggle to offload Mauro Icardi in order to fund a deal.