The negotiations between Manchester United and Juventus for the swap between Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala seem to be moving quite fast.
An update from Sky Sports Italy today claims that Fabio Paratici, who’s the Old Lady’s chief football officer, is flying to England so he can negotiate the deal.
Dybala’s agent had already been speaking to the Red Devils on Tuesday, and now it’s time for the Juventus official to discuss other details.
He’s ‘left for London’ with the ‘address of Manchester United’s offices in his pocket’.
It’s claimed that Lukaku is valued at €85m, while Dybala’s price would be €100m. Sky Italia believes Paratici isn’t travelling with the mission of certainly closing a deal, but his presence in London shows how advanced things are.
Meanwhile, Dybala is also taking a flight. He’s going from Buenos Aires to Turin five days earlier than expected, so he can finally meet Maurizio Sarri and see what his plans are.
Sky Italia just doesn’t make it very clear if there’s a big risk about the deal in case the Argentine star goes against the Manchester United move. But considering that his entourage has spoken to the Red Devils and ‘the distance has been shortened’, it doesn’t seem like a big problem.
Meanwhile, Tuttosport brings the exact same claims about the negotiations in London. The only difference is they say Paratici will be speaking to both player’s agents and try to ‘close’ the swap.
Interestingly, Sky Italia’s live blog says Paratici is travelling to ‘reach agreement and complete the exchange’.