Man Utd suffer blow after £68m striker rejects Jose Mourinho – report

Paulo Dybala rejected phone call from Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho, claim reports

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent

Paulo Dybala rejected a phone call from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho 10 days ago, according to a report in Tuttosport.

The Juventus striker has been one of Massimiliano Allegri’s best players over the past 12 months and helped the Turin side secure the Serie A title and Coppa Italia.

The 22-year-old has scored 23 goals and has made nine assists in 46 games in all competitions for the Serie A champions in the 2015/16 season.

Unsurprisingly, Dybala’s excellent form has prompted interest from La Liga giants Barcelona and 20-time English champions United in recent months.

However, according to Tuttosport, the Argentina international turned down a phone call from Mourinho 10 days ago ahead of the Portuguese’s appointment as United manager.

Dybala moved to the Serie A champions from Palermo last summer after scoring 21 times in 89 top-flight games for the southern side during three seasons.

United named Mourinho as their new manager on Friday morning ending months of speculation.

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