Dybala has reportedly refused to sign with Manchester United unless a clause in the contract is changed

Paulo Dybala’s swap deal is looking doubtful. Image: Sky Sports

The Team Talk website claims that Manchester United may have to switch to a plan B if they remove a contract clause that affects all their stars. United is trying to convince Paulo Dybala to sign with United so they can get a swap deal done with Juventus that would send Romelu Lukaku to Juventus and Paulo Dybala to Manchester United.

Dybala is supposed to go into talks with coach Maurizio Sarri today. He will go into the meeting with the Juventus coach, but will reject the deal. According the Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, Dybala will refuse to sign the contract that will see his salary reduced by 25% if United doesn’t qualify for the Champions League.

Manchester United has the policy presently in the whole squad. When the club finished in sixth place last season it meant that its a reduction in wages that is affecting the all members of the first team right now.

However the Argentine wants United to grant him an exemption from the clause before signing for the club. United’s failure to change that clause in the contract would see him reject a move to Old Trafford. Dybala is also demanding a large increase in his wages from what he earns in Turin.

The Argentine reportedly has requested a salary worth £9.1m a year, which is equivalent to £175,000 a week. Then there are other reports in Italy that United could instead sign Mario Mandzukic as a cut-price replacement for Lukaku.

Well this new development can totally derail the deal from happening now, if these reports are true then this contract policy that United currently has with all their players is one of the sticking points in the negotiation process. I hope that United changes this policy and they can give him the increase in salary that he wants.

Although I’m not sure this can be done when you consider that Marcus Rashford just signed a new contract extension that increased his salary and the fact that David De Gea will soon agree to a new deal that will also significantly increase his earnings also. Then you have Alexis Sanchez who is earning huge wages too. So both the club contract policy and Dybala’s demands to increase the his wages certainly puts this deal in serious doubt now.

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