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Juventus director provides an update on Dybala’s future

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
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The injured Argentine forward will be out of contract with Juventus at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has announced the club remain locked in contract talks with Paulo Dybala, who has only over a year left on his current deal.

Speculation over Dybala’s future has been rife for quite some time. He has been linked with an exit over the last few seasons and reportedly came close to a Premier League move with Manchester United in 2019.

But the 27-year-old, who was voted as the Serie A MVP last season, remains open to extending his six-year spell in Turin. According to reports in Italy, however, he allegedly wants a €15m-per-season deal until 2025, despite Juventus only able to offer €10m-per-season.

“We are talking about the contract renewal, we will continue to talk about it in the coming days and months,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

A ligament injury, meanwhile, has sidelined Dybala in each of the club’s last 12 games in all competitions, including Monday’s 3-0 league victory over Crotone.

“Dybala still has a few problems, he’s on a swing, some days he’s a bit better, others he’s a bit worse,” said Paratici before the match.

“On Wednesday, he looked ahead, then he suffered a bit of pain, so he’s not available.”