Roma and Napoli 'battling it out' to sign Dybala on a free transfer

Roma and Napoli ‘are battling it out’ to sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this summer after his Juventus exit… but the forward ‘has no advanced deals lined up with his salary demands proving too much for clubs’

  • Paulo Dybala remains a free agent after he left Juventus at the end of last season 
  • Roma and Napoli are just two of several Serie A clubs battling for his signature 
  • However, the forward’s future is undecided with no advanced deals lined up yet 

Roma and Napoli are battling it out to sign free agent Paulo Dybala this summer, according to reports, with the forward’s demands a potential stumbling block.

Dybala, whose seven-year stint at Juventus came to an end at the end of last season, remains undecided over his future, with no advanced deals in the pipeline yet. 

According to Sky Sport, the proposal from Jose Mourinho’s side is too low, with there are also issues over his image rights dating back to his time in Turin.

Roma and Napoli are fighting to snap up free agent Paulo Dybala, despite his wage demands

Serie A appears to be the most likely destination for him, with champions AC Milan believed to also be interested in snapping him up in a bargain swoop.

But both they and Roma are not able to match the salary offered by Inter Milan, which was thought to be in the region of €6 million a year plus €1m in add-ons.

That move was later scuppered due to the requests from Dybala’s agent and their need to sell either Edin Dzeko or Joaquin Correa after Romelu Lukaku’s arrival.

The delay opened the door for Roma, with Mourinho pushing hard to seal the move. 

Dybala has also been linked with Manchester United after he departed Juventus last season

Jose Mourinho is said to be keen to sign the forward but, as it stands, Roma’s offer is too low

The same outlet add that the start of next week could be ‘decisive’, however, with an agreement with a club possible if Dybala decides to lower his demands. 

It is also possible that he waits for other clubs, and stands firm over his salary desire. 

Dybala scored 115 goals for Juventus, and has been linked with Manchester United. 

Currently, though, the club do not see him as a viable option. 

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