Manchester United have pulled out of a move for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala over his high wage demands, according to reports.
Dybala was strongly tipped to move to Old Trafford before Thursday’s deadline, with Juventus keen to swap the Argentina international with Red Devils frontman Romelu Lukaku.
There had been various reports of Dybala wanting to stay at Juventus but that he would move to United if the deal was right.
And now widespread reports – including in BBC Sport – claim that United have ended talks over the potential move after Dybala’s demands were seen as too high.
And The Times claim that the deal collapsed when United refused to make Dybala one of the Premier League club’s top earners.
Dybala was understood to be demanding £18m in salary while United would have shelled out a further £13m in agents fees.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte is still hoping to wrap up a deal for Lukaku after Inter Milan’s previous bids were reportedly rejected.