Mourinho Pressuring Roma Management to Go After Dybala

José Mourinho wants Roma to make an effort to sign Paulo Dybala. The Giallorossi had a meeting with his agent in the spring. His demands were very high back then. He has lowered them considering the lengthy impasse.

According to Corriere dello Sport, CEO Tiago Pinto, who has to thread the needle between the coach and the club’s finances, is skeptical on the matter. The striker’s representative Jorge Antun had asked for €8M salary for three years, plus commissions and a signing bonus. The capital side did not go further.

Despite Inter having to untangle their offensive logjam, Dybala is still be waiting for them, and there have not been recent contacts with Roma or other potential suitors, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. He appears ready to take their most recent offer. If that were the case, he would settle for €5M wages plus €1M bonus tied to his number of appearances.

As per Gianluca Di Marzio, the market for La Joya is very quiet. The Giallorossi never seriously considered him. Napoli inquired but have the same financial concerns. Milan prefer younger targets with lower wages. That could change if he accepted even less money. Manchester United could make a move if they parted ways with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Nerazzurri are keeping in touch. However, they must offload more than one striker first.

Our Take on Roma and Dybala

It would be a great landing spot for the Argentine, who would have the starring role he only occasionally got at Juventus and that he would not obtain at Inter. However, the highest-paid player on their roster is Abraham at €5M. That is an issue, on top of the fact that he wants to play in Champions League. Something will have to give at some point.