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United on red alert as Dybala agent hints at Juve exit

Paulo Dybala.(Getty Images)
Paulo Dybala.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - The agent of Manchester United target Paulo Dybala says the Juventus forward is no longer "at ease" in Italy and "needs a change" ahead of the new campaign.

United have been linked with a move for Dybala over the last couple of months as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku if he leaves Old Trafford.

Reports in March claimed United had 'enquired about how much it would cost' to sign Dybala and had been 'earmarked by the United hierarchy as the man to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to the next step'.

Since then he has been linked with an unlikely swap deal involving Mohamed Salah at Liverpool - but the Egyptian’s value to Liverpool far outweighs that of Dybala’s to Juventus.

However, it does now seem that the 25-year-old will leave in the summer as he has only started 22 Serie A matches due, in part, to Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival last summer.

"There are many possibilities that Paulo leaves Turin," Gustavo Dybala told Radio Impacto Cordoba.

"He needs a change, he was very much at ease in Italy but now he is no longer.

"Let's say that Paulo is no longer at ease and happy, as many other Juventus players are no longer well.

"He is not the only one who will leave. Problem with Ronaldo? No, off the field there is no problem with Cristiano. The problems are on the field: Paulo is young, he has to play."

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