Manchester City have turned down the chance to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to reports in the Italian media.
Tottenham have also opted against a bid for the Argentinian striker, but Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain remain interested.
Fans on Twitter are happy for Dybala to move to their city rivals instead:
He'll be perfect for United. Overrated, big ego, flop
— Nathan (@NathanAllan1894) 23 July 2019
Let him go to United and flop over there
— A$AP Weetabix (@WeetabixA) 23 July 2019
We don't really need him
— Pusetso (@Pusetso39680515) 23 July 2019
Good, more chance for foden!
— Tgiblin4 (@tcg38) 23 July 2019
Yeah don't see this as a miss at this time hasn't done anything to convince me he's a top TOP striker in a few years
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) 23 July 2019
Probably wanted ridiculous money for him and he probably wanted daft wages. pic.twitter.com/WjkngsWDmD
— 3BlueFella1 (@3BlueFella1) 23 July 2019
— Agon M (@agonmulajj) 23 July 2019
maybe when David Silva leaves. but rn no
— goin' on a date with an AK (@Narhiofficial) 23 July 2019
A few supporters thought he would be a good addition:
Would have loved to have him at city
— Emmanuel Abuchi (@Emilax97) 24 July 2019
we need this guy tho he can replace silva
— Amarrosey (@AmarShahriman) 24 July 2019
Pls take him
— Aiyosalli 🇱🇰 (@shiyam160) 23 July 2019
It’s certainly hard to see where the Argentine would fit into Pep Guardiola’s team. Dybala generally plays as a number 10; a position not generally catered for in City’s 4-3-3.
With Phil Foden poised to take over from David Silva as the club’s key playmaker, as well as the creativity provided from Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva, a move for the Juve star wouldn’t make a lot of sense.
If he was signed as an out-and-out forward, he would also struggle for game time with Gabriel Jesus having shown at this summer’s Copa America that he is fully primed to be Sergio Aguero’s successor in the number nine role.