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Paulo Dybala could join Pochettino at new Club

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The operation would cost around 60 million euros. This is not the only market target the coach has reportedly proposed.

Tuttosport says that one of Mauricio Pochettino’s requests in view of his imminent arrival at PSG is to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus.

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PSG is about to begin a new phase with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm and ‘Tuttosport’ revealed one of their requests, probably the most demanding: Paulo Dybala.

His incorporation could be closed for about 60 million euros to tidy up the coach’s sports planning.

This situation is remarkable, as the Parisian team already has in its ranks one of the most promising young strikers on the planet, Kylian Mbappé.

Perhaps the arrival of the current Juventus striker will open the door for the Frenchman, who has no shortage of suitors.

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In economic terms, the offer referred to by the source mentioned in the first paragraph is higher than the player’s current market value. As estimated by the parameters of ‘ProFootballDB’, it is 41 million euros. He is committed to Juve until 2022, so his club has the upper hand.

And are there any other requests from Pochettino to the board? Yes, it has already been leaked that Dele Alli and Eriksen may be some of the coach’s ideas to rekindle the flame of a project that has already agreed to the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel. The new PSG could have an Argentinean accent.

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Dybala tired of being on transfer list

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Paulo Dybala is considering his future at Juventus after reports the club are planning sell him to generate funds, with the forward frustrated at being transfer listed.

Dybala was one of the top performers for the Old Lady in the 2019-20 season after netting 17 goals and providing eight assists in all competitions. He was also named as the Serie A MVP – but is in line for a shock exit with owner Andrea Agnelli looking to rejuvenate the squad.

Juventus won the Scudetto but were dumped out of the Champions League by Lyon, with Andrea Pirlo taking over from Maurizio Sarri, and the Turin could be overhauled ahead of next season. Dybala, who earns around £9million a year, could fetch bids of around £90m and £110m and allow the club to reinvest in the team.

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But according to NobleSports, the 26-year-old is now unsettled after hearing of the club’s new stance – just a year after they attempted to sell him to Manchester United and Tottenham.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to take a major striking role under new boss Pirlo next season, the report adds, which could leave Dybala sidelined, with the club’s legendary former midfielder seeking ‘a true centre forward’.

Dybala had been speaking to the club about a new deal but talks have stalled, Tuttosport claims. His current deal ends in 2022 and he is reportedly demanding around £260,000 a week to prolong his stay.

But Juventus are unwilling to commit to that amount – double what he currently earns – amid speculation they could instead cash in.

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Dybala, who joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015, has played 228 times for the club scoring a total of 95 goals. In that time he has won five Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia trophies.

He came inches from leaving Juve last season and was on the verge of joining Manchester United before the move broke down. He later emerged as a target for Tottenham, reportedly telling team-mates he was heading there before the deal was scuppered by an issue over his image rights.

PSG were also rumoured to be an interested party before they snapped up Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan.

He looked to have won the club over again after enjoying a superb season, but a report by Gazetta dello Sport claimed Dybala’s farewell would be an easy solution to solve their economic woes and improve the Juventus squad.

Real Madrid have been touted as a possible destination for one of the world’s top forwards, while a move to the Premier League is also likely.

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Real Madrid offers £90M plus Isco or Kroos for Dybala

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Real Madrid are set to table a sensational £90million player-plus-cash deal for Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala, according to reports.

After the LaLiga giants’ early Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City, Florentino Perez has set his sights on securing Dybala and believes him to be an integral part in helping the club lift the coveted trophy again.

It has even been suggested that Real would be willing to include either Toni Kroos or Isco to bump up the overall value of the package.

Sport Mediaset are reporting that the ambitious proposal is expected imminently.

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Juventus are believed to be keen to keep hold of Dybala, however, following their own continental heartbreak.

The club are currently undergoing a period of transition Turin legend Andrea Pirlo replaced after Maurizio Sarri and are hopeful of retaining their key assets for the new man at the helm.

But the uncertainty surrounding the future of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo may force Juventus’ hand.

The 35-year-old was clearly disappointed by his team’s knockout to Lyon, and speculation has mounted over a potential switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italian title holders would never offload Dybala in the event Ronaldo was to leave this summer.

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They may reportedly reconsider their stance should the Portuguese icon remain in Turin though, particularly due to his hefty wage salary.

And the prospect of Kroos or Isco making the move to Italy may entice the Old Lady into brokering a deal.

Real are said to value the experienced German midfielder at no less than £45m, with Isco’s price tag standing at around £54m.

Dybala has been locked in talks with Juventus over a new contract. His 11 goals and six assists this season saw him named as Serie A’s ‘MVP’ of the campaign, and the 26-year-old is expected to extend until 2025.

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Ronaldo snubbed and Dybala elected Serie A MVP

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been snubbed in the Serie A ‘MVP’ awards for the 2019-2020 season.

Paulo Dybala has been crowned the ‘most valuable player’ despite finishing 20 goals behind his Juventus team-mate, netting 11 times in the league compared to Ronaldo’s 31 strikes.

Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, who won the European Golden Shoe with 35 goals, won the ‘best striker award’

Ronaldo was named most valuable player for the 2018-19 campaign with 21 goals, 10 less than he managed in this most recent season.

Juve’s Wojciech Szczesny won the best goalkeeper award while best defender went to Inter Milan’s Stefan De Vrij.

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Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez picked up best midfielder and Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski, who has now joined Juve permanently, won the best young player.

The winners of each award receive a special badge to wear on their shirts but Ronaldo opted not to have his printed after receiving his title last year.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the 35-year-old did not want to feel above or stand out from his team-mates.

The other winners from the 2018-19 season – Nicolo Zaniolo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabio Quagliarella and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – all chose to wear the badges on their shirts this season.

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Finally decided: Dybala named Serie A best player of the year

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala beat his team mate Cristiano Ronaldo to the award for the best player in Serie A during last season.

Paulo Dybala has been named Serie A MVP for the 2019-20 season after playing a crucial role in Juventus’ successful title campaign. His team mate Cristiano Ronaldo however missed out in the list of individual honours.

Dybala scored 11 goals and provided six assists in the league as the Bianconeri were crowned champions in Italy for a ninth successive year. The Argentina international came out on top of the rankings, according to Stats Perform statistical surveys aided by tracking data. Information was collected from Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana games, as well as Serie A.

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Cristiano Ronaldo meanwhile scored 31 goals for Juve but the Portuguese was pipped to the best forward award by Ciro Immobile, who equalled Gonzalo Higuain’s competition record for goals in a single season with 36 for Lazio. There was further success for the champions, however, as Wojciech Szczesny was named best goalkeeper, with Inter Milan’s Stefan de Vrij the top defender.

Alejandro Gomez was rewarded for helping Atalanta finish third for a second successive season, the Argentine playmaker announced as the leading midfielder.

Dejan Kulusevski, meanwhile, was named young player of the season after impressing on loan at Parma. The 20-year-old Swede was signed by Juventus from Atalanta in the January window, though remained at the Ennio Tardini for the remainder of the campaign.

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“It was a difficult year, but these players have proven their talents in all the matches they played with great performances,” Luigi De Siervo, CEO of Serie A, said in a statement announcing the winners. “We want to thank all the athletes for their professionalism, commitment and sacrifice.”

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Signing Belotti pairing with Dybala could help win the UCL – Marchisio

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Claudio Marchisio calls Andrea Belotti ‘the striker Juventus are missing’ and backs Paulo Dybala to ‘become an icon here and win the Champions League’.

Belotti will face Juve in the Derby della Mole later, leading the line in Torino’s attack, and Marchisio believes his former club should make an audacious attempt to sign the Granata captain.

“He’s the striker Juve are missing, especially now that Higuain still hasn’t truly rediscovered his form,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“However, I doubt that someone like him would accept becoming Bianconero. He and Izzo embody the Toro spirit.

“They have to push the group to get them back on their feet and finish the season differently to how they’re performing right now.

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“It’s harder to make a name for yourself at Juve, where their defenders and attackers are doing well: Dybala doesn’t surprise me and Douglas Costa can break a game open.

“Juve have class and elegance, Toro have great character and never give up. Sarri’s team come into the game in good form and must take advantage of the opportunity to win points before playing Atalanta and Lazio.

“Torino, however, can’t afford not to give their all. I expected them to do great things under [owner Urbano] Cairo and they were, even if team are going through a difficult time of it right now.

As someone from Turin, I hope to see them in the Champions League soon, adopting the Atalanta model.”

Dybala continues to divide some fans, despite kicking on under Maurizio Sarri this season, so where does his ex-teammate stand?

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“His class is unquestionable, he’s one of the purest talents in world football. Those who criticise him don’t understand football.

“He has an excellent relationship with the club. I hope he becomes an icon here and does what I failed to do: win the Champions League.”

The Old Lady have exchanged Miralem Pjanic for Arthur Melo, but the 34-year-old maintains Barcelona are signing ‘one of the best midfielders in Europe’.

“I don’t know Arthur that well, but if Juve signed him it means he’s good enough for them.

“Pjanic is one of the best midfielders in Europe. He put the team on his shoulders at the start of the season and he can do that at Barcelona too.”

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Ronaldo, Dybala gave Juve the narrow escape over Bologna

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala scored early as Juventus put their Italian Cup final woes behind them with a 2-0 win over Bologna on Monday to move four points clear of Lazio on top of the Serie A table.

Portuguese star Ronaldo had missed a penalty in the Italian Cup semifinal against AC Milan, and drew a blank in the final which Juventus lost 4-2 on penalties to Napoli.

But the 35-year-old made no mistake in Juventus’s first league game since beating Inter Milan 2-0 in Turin on March 8.

He converted a spot-kick earned by Matthijs de Ligt after 23 minutes for his 26th goal for the Turin giants in all competitions this season.

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Dybala curled in the second on 36 minutes off a Federico Bernardeschi back-heel flick as Juventus, chasing a ninth consecutive Scudetto, opened up a four-point lead on second-placed Lazio.

“We need confidence and this victory will help us,” said Dybala.

“It’s not easy to be brilliant right now, we hadn’t been playing for a long time.

“If we had won the (Italian Cup) final everyone would have complimented us, because on a tactical level we have had a great game, even if we were not brilliant, but we conceded little.

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“Today we played a great game, even if after 2-0 we gave up a bit.”

Lazio travel north to fourth-placed Atalanta in Bergamo on Wednesday, looking to keep their bid for a first Serie A title in two decades on track.

Inter Milan, in third, are nine points adrift of Juventus, and next host Sassuolo.

‘IMPORTANT VICTORY’

AC Milan shrugged off the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sweep past Lecce 4-1 and keep their bid for European football next season alive as 10-man Fiorentina were held 1-1 by basement club Brescia.

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Swedish star Ibrahimovic has yet to return from a calf injury but Milan put their exit in the Italian Cup semifinal behind them at relegation-threatened Lecce.

“It’s an important victory,” said Milan coach Stefano Pioli.

“Roma (in fifth) are far away at the moment but we have to try to make as many points as possible.

“Ibra is a fundamental player for us, without him we had to find other solutions.”

In Lecce, Samuel Castillejo opened the scoring after 26 minutes for the visitors, connecting with a Hakan Calhanoglu cross from the right to slot in his first goal this season.

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Marco Mancosu pulled Lecce level from the penalty spot after 54 minutes, sparking an immediate Milan fightback with two goals in three minutes.

Lecce keeper Gabriel denied Calhanoglu with Giacomo Bonaventura on hand to finish off with Ante Rebic racing through the Lecce defence for a third – and his seventh goal this season.

Rafael Leao got his head to an Andrea Conti cross with Calhanoglu again involved in the build-up after 72 minutes.

Milan move up to seventh equal on points with Napoli, who occupy the final Europa League berth before they play this week.

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In Florence, Franck Ribery returned after nearly seven months out following an ankle injury but his side settled for a third consecutive stalemate against Brescia.

Alfredo Donnarumma put Brescia ahead after 17 minutes from the penalty spot but Fiorentina captain German Pezzella responded with a diving header after half an hour.

Fiorentina had two goals disallowed and played the final 20 minutes a man down when Martin Caceres was sent off for a second yellow card.

The Tuscany club are 13th with Brescia ending their three-match losing streak.

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Juve ‘confident’ in Dybala’s contract renewal

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Juventus director Fabio Paratici said he is ‘naturally confident’ that attacker Paulo Dybala will sign a contract extension with the club.

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The 26-year-old has a current deal that runs until 2022 with the Turin club, but has been the subject of some interest from Manchester United and Tottenham over the last 12 months. However, the Serie A side are confident their Argentine attacker will sign a new extension.

‘We are not worried, as we started discussing the situation with Dybala and his entourage,’ Paratici told Rai Sport.

‘So we are naturally confident. Every worker who goes to negotiate a contract wants an improvement, so that’s entirely logical.

‘This is not the time to talk about the transfer market. It’s understandable when there is no football being played, but tonight we want to fully enjoy this moment when Italian football returns.’

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Dybala returned to action on Friday after three months out of action due to the coronavirus pandemic – during which the Juventus man tested positive four time for the killer virus.

Despite admitting he was ‘still not 100 per cent’ ahead of their Coppa Italia semi-final against AC Milan, Dybala played the full 90 minutes as they were held to a stalemate by a 10-man Milan.

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The 26-year-old has scored 13 goals and has six assists this season across all competitions.

Attentions will now turn to the domestic league, with The Old Lady’s first match back in Serie A against Bologna on June 22. They are currently in pole position in a tight title race, with Lazio just one point behind them with 12 matches left.

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Dybala reveals his ‘Undying passion’ to play for Barcelona

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Paulo Dybala admitted it would be “very nice” to play for Barcelona as the star attacker said he was still waiting for a contract renewal at Juventus.

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Dybala, 26, was enjoying a fine season before it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, having been linked with a move from Turin last year.

The Argentina international is reportedly set to extend his stay at Juve, where he is contracted until 2022.

But Dybala said it would be nice to reunite with international team-mate Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

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“The truth is that Barcelona is huge team worldwide and with Messi there even bigger,” he told CNN.

“It would be very nice, but Juventus is also an incredible club, very big, full of history, where there are currently great players.

“There’s enough quality here to make two teams and the chance to play with [Gianluigi] Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo, who make the club even bigger.”

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While a move to Barcelona could be of interest, Dybala has been reported to be close to an extension at Juventus.

But Dybala, who has scored 13 goals and provided seven assists in 34 games this season, said he was still waiting.

“For now there is nothing, really. I have a year and a half left on my contract, which is not much, and I understand that with all this that has happened [coronavirus] it isn’t easy for the club, but other players have also renewed, so we are here waiting,” he said.

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“Obviously I am a player of this club and I am happy to be here. People love me very much and I love the people very much. I have great appreciation for the club and the people who are here, I have a good relationship with my president and surely at some point they will come to chat – or maybe not, I don’t know.

“At some point maybe there may be some possible renewal, but it depends on Juventus.”

Serie A leaders Juventus are set to resume their league campaign on June 22 with a trip to Bologna – as they hold a one-point lead over second-placed Lazio.

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Dybala Aims Juventus Stay Till 2025


Juventus will reportedly extend Paulo Dybala’s contract until June 2025 as soon as his agent can travel to Italy.

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The Argentine forward has seemed set to sign a new deal at the Allianz Stadium and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims he is only formalities away from penning the extension.

Dybala’s agent has not been able to travel to Turin during the current crisis, but the newspaper reports that the talks will start when it’s possible for him to arrive in Italy.

The 26-year-old will be offered a bumper new deal where his current salary of €7.5m a year will allegedly be increased, whilst a couple of lucrative bonuses should be added to the terms.

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The Argentina international has contributed seven goals and nine assists in his 24 Serie A appearances this term, plus five goals and three assists across the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.


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I never thought I’d miss football so much – Dybala

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala spoke of his determination to play football, with Serie A on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has said he did not expect to miss football so much amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Serie A has been postponed since March due to the Covid-19, while sport across the world has been brought to a standstill.

Dybala among those infected during Covid-19 pandemic
Dybala has previously tested positive for coronavirus, the Argentina attacker detailing his own experience with Covid-19.

With Italy’s government allowing players to return to club facilities from Monday as talks intensify over when, and if, the 2019-20 season will resume, Dybala expressed his determination to play football.

Dybala: “I need to put my boots on and run, score a goal…”
“To tell you the truth, I never thought I was going to miss playing and practising that much,” Dybala said during an Instagram Live interview.

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“I feel like I need to practise, see my team-mates and friends and at least touch the ball because practice at home isn’t the same on my own.

“I need to put my boots on and run, score a goal… As I always say, when you are passionate you make everything twice as important.

“It’s been too long without practising. We don’t know exactly when we’ll be back. It’s not like a holiday, when you know you’ll be resting for a certain amount to time.

~Paulo Dybala

“I know my only job is to relax and keep in good shape, but nothing major as opposed to now.

“It started as being one week, then one more, then one more, so I practice here but it’s not the same.”

Defending champions Juve were a point clear of Lazio when the season was postponed in March.


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Saviola: Messi has such high pace that it’s not easy to play alongside him

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Former Barcelona forward Javier Saviola has sent a warning to Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, who has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou.

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Saviola, who played for Barcelona between 2001 and 2007, pointed to the way in which Juventus star Paulo Dybala has struggled to play alongside Lionel Messi with Argentina.

“Dybala said it was difficult with Messi and I supported him, because nobody understood what he meant,” Saviola told Goal.

“He has such a high pace that sometimes you have to have a very high level of concentration, be very aware of the play and go at the pace imposed by the team.

“You think it’s easy, but then you go at a spectacular pace.”

Despite this, Saviola believes that Lautaro is an exceptional forward.

“I like Lautaro a lot. He’s a forward I enjoy, because he’s one of those guys who can unlock a defence, and he’s not just a goalscorer,” Saviola noted.

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“He plays good football and has a special way of understanding his position.

“He’s one of the most evolved players.”

The Argentine even stated that Lautaro could be a starter for Quique Setien’s side.

“He could get into the Barcelona team,” Saviola commented.

“[But] he has a long way to go.”


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Juve Sets To Extend Dybala’s Contract

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Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed the club are in the process of extending Paulo Dybala’s contract.

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The Argentine star has impressed Maurizio Sarri this season – scoring 13 goals in 34 games and providing 12 assists – and is once again becoming a key player for the current Serie A leaders.

Dybala was on course to join either Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur last summer after struggling to adapt to playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo under previous boss Massimiliano Allegri.

But now it appears Dybala is likely to remain at the club after Juventus chief Paratici confirmed the club want the 26-year-old to be part of the club for a long time yet.

‘We’re working to extend Paulo Dybala’s contract,’ Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

‘We want him as part of Juventus for many years,’ he added.

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The news comes after claims from Tuttosport earlier this month that Dybala is determined to follow in the footsteps of Alessandro Del Piero and become a club legend.

Dybala’s current contract expires in the summer of 2022 and is worth £6million-per-year.

An the Italian outlet reported an option appeared to be gradual increases in his salary on an annual basis, with the deal littered with bonus clauses based on his future success at the club.

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He has already spent five years at Juventus following a move worth £35million from Palermo.

During his time in Turin, he has played 216 games for the club, netting 91 goals and providing 36 assists.

According to Spanish programme El Chiringuito, Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus four times in the past six weeks, so there are concerns about a return to training amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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Inter CEO to go after Dybala with funds raised from selling Icardi

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Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta will try to bring Juventus star Paulo Dybala to the club in the coming months according to a report from Italian news outlet CalcioMercato.com.

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Inter could well make a move for Dybala with funds raised through the sale of his compatriot Mauro Icardi, who is currently out on loan at Paris Saint Germain.

The reigning French champions have an option to sign him on a permanent basis for €70 million and in the event they sign him and then sell him on to another Italian club they will be due Inter a further sum of €15 million.

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Dybala is currently under contract with the Bianconeri until the end of the 2021/22 season and the report claims that Juventus are working on extending his contract with the club.

The 26-year-old has made 34 appearances across all competitions to date this season, in which he has scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists.


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Best Player? Douglas Costa Prefers Dybala to Ronaldo.


Douglas Costa has overlooked Cristiano Ronaldo in naming Juventus’s best player, by insisting instead that Paulo Dybala is the key man at the club.

Ronaldo has been integral to Juve’s Serie A charge this term as they were standing top of the table one point ahead of Lazio before the coronaviurs pandemic halted sport across the world.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star is the club’s top scorer this season with 21 goals in Serie A, three times as many as Dybala.

Yet Costa claims Ronaldo is only second best behind Dybala, although he does have a close friendship with the Argentina international.

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When asked over the best player at the club in an Instagram Q&A, he said: ‘The strongest companion is Paulino, Dybala. Then of course also Ronaldo’.

Supporters reacted with surprise by the Brazilian’s claim, with one fan sarcastically saying: ‘Yes Douglas Costa, Dybala is better than Ronaldo’ before adding emojis to emphasise the point.

Another even refused to entertain the idea of Ronaldo being compared to either player, saying: Imagine comparing Ronaldo to Dybala and Douglas b***** Costa. Juve fans hands down worst fans in Italy.’


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Dybala feels much better as he turns negative after contracting coronavirus


Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has talked about his physical status to TyC Sports.

“I’m fine and feel much better than before.

“There seems to be long time after being infected with coronavirus.

“My girlfriend and I can do nothing at home.

“We could just have fun by training at home. In all, we are much better!” said Dybala.


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Del Piero: Dybala’s journey has just begun and will get even better


Alessandro Del Piero both praised and criticised Juventus star Paulo Dybala. “With his talent and his mentality, he must do even more. Set himself no limits and conquer the future.”

The former and current Juve Number 10 spoke on Instagram with a livestream chat on Saturday.


“The kind of goal that he scored against Inter proves that he is a player of extraordinary quality. What a goal like that must do is give him even more confidence and awareness of his potential,” said Alex.

“In fact, I’ll go one further. Someone with his capabilities, his talent and I’ll add his mentality, must do even more. Paulo must set himself no limits and conquer the future.


“Nobody gives you anything for free, especially not at Juve, and I say that from experience. You have to prove everything to the very last game, let alone before the peak of your career.

“Dybala’s journey has just begun and will get even better – with the Bianconeri jersey on his back, obviously.”


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Paulo Dybala Reveals He Only Wanted to Join Juventus Following Palermo Departure


Paulo Dybala has insisted that the only club he wanted to join was Juventus after deciding to leave Palermo in the summer of 2015.

The now 26-year-old emerged as a world-class talent during his time with the Eagles and was highly sought after following three impressive years with the club, in which he produced a combined 37 goals and assists.


As a result, a host of Europe’s biggest clubs were interested in acquiring his services, but the Argentine insists that he only ever had eyes for Juventus, while stalling approaches from other clubs until the Old Lady came calling.

During a recent video interview with Juventus’ website (as quoted by Football Italia), Dybala opened up on his desire to join the current Serie A champions, while also recalling the moment he discovered they were interested in signing him.


“I remember that day as if it were yesterday,” stated the midfielder. “I was at home in Palermo with my mother and others. We were talking about what could happen, the team I could choose, there were already many clubs, coaches and others calling, but I wouldn’t close to door on anyone, nor say yes or no, because I felt that sooner or later the call would come from Juve.”

He continued: “One day, after lunch, my agent called and said in an hour, you’ll receive a phone call from the Juventus director. I spoke to Fabio (Paratici) and he told me that he’d do everything possible to ensure that I joined Juventus.


“After I put the phone down, I ran over to my Mum, I hugged her and said I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Dybala has since gone on to make 216 appearances for the Old Lady, scoring 91 goals and registering 36 assists in the process – a combined 25 of which have come this season so far.The former Palermo player is currently recovering in self-isolation after contracting the coronavirus, but he has since taken to social media to reassure his followers that he’s feeling a great deal better.


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COVID-19: Dybala test positive.

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has confirmed he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatin have tested positive for coronavirus, though he says neither of them are displaying any symptoms.

The Argentina international was tested for the disease last week and is currently self-isolating at home.


“Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive,” Dybala posted on Twitter.

“Luckily we are in perfect condition. Thanks for your messages.”


A statement on the Juventus website read: “Paulo Dybala has undergone medical tests that revealed a positive result for Coronavirus-Covid 19. He has been in voluntary home isolation since Wednesday, March 11.

“He will continue to be monitored, following the usual regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.”

Dybala is the third Juventus player to test positive for the coronavirus after Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi.


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Juventus Shouldn’t Hesitate in Trying to Sign Lyon Dynamo Houssem Aouar


Top of Serie A despite the league actually being competitive this year? Check. In a great position to reach the Coppa Italia final? Check. Giorgio Chiellini now back to full fitness after a long-term knee injury? Check.

On the surface, things aren’t looking too bad for Juventus, fine in fact.

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Paulo Dybala Sets To Renew His Contract


Juventus Sporting Director Provides Update on Paulo Dybala’s Contract situation…


Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that initial discussions with Paulo Dybala to extend his contract have started – despite his reduced involvement in recent weeks.

Dybala’s current deal expires in the summer of 2022 and his last extension was more than two-and-a-half years ago. The 26-year-old forward has featured in all but three of Juventus’ games across all competitions this season but has started only one of the Bianconeri’s last four matches.

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