With the transfer of Harry Maguire all but sewn up, it looked like Manchester United would continue to be big players in the closing days of the transfer window.
Romelu Lukaku looked to be edging towards a move to Juventus, and United were set to get a major asset in return. Paulo Dybala, the Argentinian international, had been offered by the Turin club.
Dybala was seen as one of the brightest young talents in the game a couple of years ago, and at 25-years old he should continue to improve. His development stagnated last season after Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juve and it became clear the two of them didn't really mesh.
That has resulted in the forward becoming expendable this summer. It seemed United were close to sealing a deal, but it now appears to be off.
The Telegraph are reporting that Manchester United have pulled out of the deal to sign Dybala due to spiralling financial costs. The player is believed to be demanding wages on par with those earned by Alexis Sanchez, something the club are unwilling to commit to. The fee being sought by his agent is also believed to be an issue.
As well as this, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not all that convinced the player wants to move to Manchester. Having paid well over the odds to convince players to sign in the past, he only wants new recruits who are keen on the move.
It is thought that Dybala does not really want to leave Juventus, and would only do so for massive amounts of money.
Apparently, this may not affect the Romelu Lukaku deal. Inter Milan and Juventus both remain keen on the striker, and a deal could still be struck by either interested party.
Were he to leave and a replacement not signed, Solskjaer is confident one of the youngsters in the squad could step up and fill the place in the squad.