According to Calciomercato, Juventus want to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus – and a swap deal for Paulo Dybala is being floated.
It’s claimed that Dybala’s future is in doubt, and Juventus may look to offload him at the end of the season.
The report notes that Juventus have already initiated contact with Jesus’s representatives, and a swap for Dybala is possible.
In terms of valuations, this one could line up; the two players are in and out of their current sides, and may be looking for moves if they don’t have key roles.
However, this one just doesn’t add up. City need to add a striker this summer with Sergio Aguero leaving at the end of his contract, not lose another one.
Even if Jesus isn’t City’s long-term option, he has shown that he is a handy striker to have around and can still contribute plenty of goals as a second-choice goalscorer.
Additionally, Dybala isn’t really a striker. He can operate behind a striker, but unless Pep Guardiola wants to go with a real false nine rather than a classic striker, Dybala doesn’t really fit in.
Dybala turns 28 later this year, and unless City can get a bargain without giving up a younger player, this just isn’t a deal they should be looking at.