If reports coming from Italy are anything to go by, then Manchester United have lost yet another prime target to another European giants Juventus.
The Turin club have reportedly acquired the services of Dejan Kulusevski having paid Atalanta €40-50m, but he’d remain on loan at Parma until June.
On Sunday, one of the most-touted Red Devils’ target Erling Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund, raising concerns about the ability of the Premier League club to attract top players.
Kulusevski has been a sensation this season in Serie A, contributing four goals and seven assists in 17 Serie A appearances for Parma.
Still only 19, the Sweden international has attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal, Napoli, Chelsea, Liverpool, as well as Manchester United.
Inter Milan had also been touted to be the hot favourites to capture his signature, but on Monday evening Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport both report a sudden surge to the lead from Juventus.
It’s suggested Kulusevski has agreed basic personal terms, while the clubs are also close to working out a deal.
According to Football Italia, the deal would be worth €30m plus up to €10m in various add-ons and bonuses, although La Gazzetta point towards €35m fixed fee plus €15m extras.
There would be a contract to June 2024 worth €2-3m per season.
He’d also be allowed to remain on loan at Parma for the rest of the season, but Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims that could change if Juve send the Ducali a replacement in the form of Marko Pjaca.
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