Paulo Dybala ‘no closer to a sale’ as Juventus look to offload Argentine

Given the uncertainty surrounding Dybala’s future in Turin, head coach Maurizio Sarri recently suggested the player could miss out on a place in Juventus’ 25-man Champions League squad

Samuel Lovett
Thursday 15 August 2019 10:47
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Juventus are still working to sell Paulo Dybala ahead of the European transfer deadline, with the club yet to receive any firm offers for the Argentine.

Both Manchester United and Tottenham were linked with a move for the 25-year-old. Although Spurs came closest to landing his signature, complications regarding the player’s image rights put a halt to the deal being finalised.

Juventus remain open to letting the striker leave this summer, but would like to secure a replacement before sanctioning a sale.

“The market is open and there is interest, but there are no names closer to a sale,” Fabio Paratici, the club’s sporting director, said.

“[Dybala] is a Juve player – indeed, he is a great Juve player. As I said, during the transfer market, there are discussions and negotiations.”

Given the uncertainty surrounding Dybala’s future in Turin, head coach Maurizio Sarri recently suggested the player could miss out on a place in Juventus’ 25-man Champions League squad.

“I could talk to him, but if the market goes a certain way then what I say counts for nothing, because in the end we need to cut six players,” Sarri said.

“This will also depend on who will receive huge market requests, it won’t be just a matter of choice.

“Obviously I would like to keep them all. Our big problem is that we don’t have players who grew up in this club. We only have one player who grew up in the club.”

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