Paulo Dybala is willing to lower his wage demands, in order to push through a move to Manchester United before Thursday's transfer deadline.
United were keen to sign the Juventus forward this summer, with Romelu Lukaku heading the opposite direction to Turin.
However, the deal collapsed over the weekend.
Dybala was believed to be demanding a £350,000-a-week contract, while another major sticking point was a wrangle over his image rights.
But speaking on 'Radio Radio' on Tuesday, well-respected Italian journalist, Tony Damascelli, said: "They tell me that Dybala has repented and now he would like to go to Manchester United ... He is being clever".
But United have seemingly been put off by his initial stance and are believed to have already turned their attention elsewhere.