Man Utd in talks with Juventus over Mario Mandzukic as well as Paulo Dybala transfer

Manchester United are understood to be in discussions with Juventus over a deal for Dybala as part of a swap involving Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku has supposedly agreed to move to Turin to play under Maurizio Sarri, despite initially holding out for a move to Inter Milan.

Manchester United are now trying to strike a deal for Dybala, who is supposedly demanding a huge £9million a year in order to make the move to Old Trafford.

Yet Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport say United are also pushing to sign Mandzukic.

The Croatia international has been linked with a move to Everton and is expected to leave the club this summer.

Regardless of whether Juventus land Lukaku or not, Sarri has too many options up top.

Cristiano Ronaldo can play at centre-forward – as well as Dybala, Moise Kean and Gonzalo Higuain.

And that gives United hope.

The Red Devils are currently in talks over both Dybala and Mandzukic but it remains to be seen as to whether they can sign both.

If they did, that would represent quite a coup for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mandzukic’s gritty style of play doesn’t make him a fan-favourite but he’s effective and has starred for Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich over the years.

And he also impressed for Croatia at the World Cup in Russia last season.

Meanwhile, ESPN pundit Stewart Robson believes Dybala is ill-suited to the Premier League amid United negotiations.

“I’ve seen Dybala play a lot for Juventus and he’s struggled a little bit,” he said.

“I think he’s a ‘nearly’ man, he’s a fringe player.

“Manchester United at the moment, I think they should get rid of Lukaku, absolutely right.

“But I don’t think Dybala is the sort of player that’s going to make Manchester United a lot better.

“He’s a fringe player, he likes playing off other people.

“I don’t think he’s strong enough to play in the Premier League at the moment.”