Manchester United’s hopes of signing Paulo Dybala have been given a boost after Paris St Germain said they were not interested in signing the striker this month.
The Argentina international is one of the most highly rated forwards in Europe after consistently scoring for Juventus over the past few years.
Manchester United have been linked with the striker, as have Real Madrid and PSG. Yet the latter claims they won’t be making a bid during the current transfer window.
Club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi told La Stampa: ‘The truth is there are a lot of good players in Serie A, not just Dybala. If we are interested in him, we’ll call Juventus.
‘[Juve president Andrea] Agnelli is a good friend but I can tell you that Dybala, at the moment, is not the key to PSG’s future.’
PSG’s admission could help clear the path for Manchester United, although they will still need to convince Juventus to sell.
The Serie A side’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta recently said: ‘The January transfer window is about repairing your squad and fortunately we are covered in all departments.
‘We haven’t put a price-tag on Paulo, so it’s difficult to make an assessment. We have no intention of putting him on the market.’
Manchester United are desperate to make attacking additions to their squad with Jose Mourinho understood to be unsatisfied with his current options.