Manchester United may have secured the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City, but the club look set to confirm another arrival shortly.
The Red Devils are close to sealing a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala, with a source telling Sky Sports News that the deal is ‘as good as done’.
It would seem that the transfer hinges on whether the player is prepared to move to Old Trafford, which raises some question marks, particularly given that the team will be playing in the Europa League this term.
Romelu Lukaku is likely to go the other way as part of the swap, after a disappointing couple of years which have seen the Belgian fail to live up to expectations at United.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has focused on a rebuilding job over pre-season, after a nightmare end to the 2018-19 campaign saw the side finish sixth in the Premier League, outside of Europe’s elite competition.
Fitness has been a major part of United’s work in the summer, with the Norwegian wanting his players to be able to manage a pressing style of play.
Greater exploitation of their pace up top has also been on the agenda, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial sharing duties up front.
Dybala tends to operate best as a support striker, behind the main centre forward, and his arrival would give United an extra dimension in terms of being able to break teams down.
If the deal for the Argentinian gets over the line it would signal a major statement of intent, although fans have seen several marquee acquisitions over recent years that have struggled to find their best form in the famous red shirt.
United have a major examination in their first Premier League fixture of the new season, with Chelsea the visitors on the opening Sunday.