Marco Giampaolo asked AC Milan to make an attempt for Paulo Dybala after arriving as head coach, a shock report has claimed.
Giampaolo arrived at Milan from Sampdoria after Gennaro Gattuso had left his position at the end of last season, but ultimately lasted just 111 days in charge after a disastrous start to the season.
The Rossoneri were linked with a number of targets upon his arrival, with the 50-year-old keen on implementing a 4-3-1-2 system that he used at Samp and Empoli before that.
One name that never came out in the media though is Paulo Dybala, but il Corriere dello Sport – as cited by Calciomercato.it – claim that Giampaolo asked the Milan board to try and sign him.
Initially, he had asked for Sampdoria strike Fabio Quagliarella, but received the ‘no’ from the Milan leadership due to the player’s age (36).
Then, he asked them to explore a possible deal for Dybala, sensing that he may be surplus to requirements under Maurizio Sarri could evaluate him in training. However, no negotiations took place.