Tottenham’s move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala is reported to be off.
The Champions League finalists had agreed a £64.4m deal with Juventus for the Argentine forward, as the club looked to seal a stunning late move for Dybala before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Spurs had been hopeful of securing a deal for Dybala, despite his hefty wage demands. The 25-year-old was reported to be demanding a weekly wage of around £300,000-a-week to move to North London, a figure that would see him earn significantly more than talisman Harry Kane, while his image rights are also believed to have been a sticking point in negotiations.
Dybala had also asked for time to consider a move to the Premier League, having also previously held talks with Manchester United, though the Mail are amongst a host of outlets now reporting he is expected to stay with the Italian champions.
Juventus are reported to have performed a U-turn on Dybala’s future, with the forward now set to be part of the Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the coming season.
Dybala scored for Juve in their pre-season win over third-tier Novara on Wednesday. Reported Manchester United target Mario Mandzukic, former Chelsea loanee Gonzalo Higuain and new signing Matthijs de Ligt were also on target.
As per other reports it does indeed look like Paulo Dybala to Tottenham is not happening. Hearing from Juventus he is expected to stay…
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) August 8, 2019