Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has casted a shadow of doubt on the club being able to offer petite forward Paolo Dybala a new deal at the club. Dybala has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Paolo Dybala was a Manchester United target before the club raided Sporting Lisbon to sign talisman Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 and it remains to be seen if the club will make a move for him if he becomes available for a transfer. Dybala will have a year left on his Juventus deal by the summer and as things stand, the Old Lady will have to cash in on him or risk losing him for free next summer.

Dybala came close to joining Manchester United on a few occasions before the club decided to take a different route by signing Portuguese national team player Fernandes for an initial fee of £47m at the start of last year. Since his signing, Fernandes has grown to be the go-to man for Manchester United. He’s at the forefront of their quest to end a four-year wait for a major trophy by winning the Europa League this season.

The Red Devils are favourites to win the Europa League this season and they already have a foot in the semis after their first leg success against Granada. The Spanish team lost 2-0 at home to Manchester United in the first of their two quarterfinal games and the second leg is scheduled to take place at the Theatre of Dreams later this week. A semi-final tie with the winner of the Dinamo Zagreb/Villarreal last eight tie is on the horizon if the Red Devils can see off Granada.