Man Utd set to miss out signing of Argentine International forward

Juventus director Fabio Paratici has revealed that the Serie A champions are in private talks with Paulo Dybala over a contract extension amid interest from hosts of European teams.

The Argentina international forward has only has little over 18 months left on his current deal, and both Chelsea and Manchester United have been credited with strong interest this month.

However, Paratici has claimed that discussions over a new deal for the 26-year-old forward have now started, with Argentine international being branded ‘part of the club’s future’.

“We’re in talks to extend Paulo’s contract,” Paratici told Sky Italia. “He wants to stay and we want to keep him – he’s part of our future.

“It has been a tricky period because we were locked in the hotel for two weeks due to the Covid scare and not allowed to meet anyone. But we’ll continue the negotiations to find an agreement.”

Dybala has played his first Serie A games of the season in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona and being alos in the starting XI in 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.