Paulo Dybala identified as a replacement for Nicolo Zaniolo at Roma

Jose Mourinho, who has a hidden admiration for Paulo Dybala, doesn’t want to keep Nicolo Zaniolo at Roma for the next season, meaning that a move is on the cards for the former Inter man.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma are now open to accepting a loan plus obligation for Nicolo Zaniolo but don’t wish to include a player in the reported deal.

Juventus have been showing their interest in the Roma star for a long time, but an agreement with Roma over the valuation for the playmaker has not seen the green light. 

As reported previously, Zaniolo has already agreed on a four-year contract with Juventus, who now see a pending agreement with Roma as the last piece of the puzzle.

Juventus want to include a player in the move for the Italy international to lower the overall valuation of the deal.

The Giallorossi management will take €10 million in loan fees plus an obligation for redemption worth €40 million. Even though Roma are willing to get rid of Zaniolo, they don’t want to lower the collective quality of the squad, with Paulo Dybala considered an astute replacement for the 23-year-old.

La Joya left Juventus earlier this summer after the expiry of his contract with the Old Lady. Dybala has agreed to reduce his wage demands and is now ready to make a move for a net salary of around €6 million per season.

Milan, Inter, Napoli, and several foreign clubs, including Manchester United, are interested in Dybala’s services this summer.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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