How Man Utd could line up with Paulo Dybala as transfer talks with Juventus continue
Manchester United have opened talks with Juventus over a stunning deal for Paulo Dybala
Manchester United are in talks with Juventus over the signing of Paulo Dybala.
Dybala's agent is believed to have flown in to London for talks with United over a possible swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku.
Both parties want to get the deal done with Lukaku keen to get out of Old Trafford while Dybala is open to making the switch to the Premier League.
Talks are set to continue in the next week with United hopeful of bringing the Argentine in before the transfer window closes.
They remain in the hunt for Harry Maguire and a central midfielder with Ed Woodward set for a busy 9 days.
But how could United line up next season?
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Dybala in No.10 role
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly believes Dybala has the attributes to unlock defences.
The Argentine could potentially play in the No.10 role for United, behind Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial and Daniel James out wide.
That is likely to see Paul Pogba dropping into a deeper midfield role, should he remain at Old Trafford this summer.
Dybala prefers playing centrally but was pushed out wide last term to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dybala from the right
The Argentine has the ability to cut in from the right with his left foot.
He could form part of an impressive front three with Rashford playing down the middle and Anthony Martial out on the left.
It was a system often preferred by Solskjaer last season, keeping Pogba in a midfield three.
Two up top
There is nothing to say Solskjaer wouldn't look to partner Dybala in a front two with Rashford.
United have the players, particularly with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw, to play with wing-backs and a back three.
An old-fashioned 4-4-2 would probably not work if Pogba is one of the two in the middle.
The dream line-up
With nine days to go in the window, Ed Woodward still wants two more signings.
His primary target is Harry Maguire, although they are reluctant to go above £70m for the defender.
A midfielder is also wanted with Sean Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes at the top of Solskjaer's wishlist.
Will either of them end the summer at Old Trafford?