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Juventus: Massimiliano Allegri reacts to Paulo Dybala’s contract standoff

Paulo Dybala
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The Juventus star is spending the last six months of his contract at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus have been working to tie Paulo Dybala to a new contract in recent months. Despite a general optimism toward Dybala’s stay at the club, the negotiations have been way slower than anticipated. 

On Thursday, TyC Sports reported the player has had a ‘radical’ change of heart toward the renewal lately. The Argentinian source claimed the Juventus star is not happy about the club changing their initially-offered terms. The Bianconeri have reportedly changed their decision to give the Argentine a long-term deal.

Entering the last six months of his contract, Dybala will be able to start negotiating with other clubs from February. However, Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri is positive the 28-year-old will stay at the club.

Speaking ahead of his side’s upcoming game against Udinese, Allegri said: “The evaluations of the contracts are the job of the company, they are not things that concern me.”

He added: “I raised Dybala, he was a child when he arrived from Palermo, now he’s grown up and he’s an extraordinary player. I expect a lot [from Dybala] in this second part of the season. He is a great player.”

He added: “We are in a situation where we are temporarily out of the Champions League, so all the evaluations will be done in March/April. Juventus plans like this and we have to think about playing and working, we will see the rest later.”

Several clubs have shown interest in Dybala in the past, including Barcelona, Manchester United, and Tottenham. The latest development might tempt these clubs to pursue a free deal for him in the next summer.