Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has hit out at speculation over his future, but did little to calm suggestions his time in Turin could reach its finale in 2021.
The Argentina international is entering the final 18 months of his contract at the Allianz Stadium, with suggestions that the Italian champions have not yet decided over what’s next for its No.10.
Once touted to be the club’s future and it’s poster boy, Dybala has struggled for form this season and is now being mooted as a potential makeweight in their quest to re-sign Paul Pogba.
After scoring 17 times in 46 games under Maurizio Sarri last term, he has been pushed out of Andrea Pirlo’s first-choice starting lineup during the current campaign, with Alvaro Morata increasingly preferred as Cristiano Ronaldo's strike partner.
The 27-year-old netted only his second goal of the season in Juventus' 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday.
And amid claims that they could look to cash in on him in 2021, and that they have little interest in offering him any kind of improved deal, Dybala took aim.
Most interestingly, he also revealed his frustration that, despite the presence of his agent in Turin recently, the club made no effort to sit down for talks over his future.
"So many things that aren't true have been said in relation to my contract.
"My agent was in Turin for a long time and was never called up by the club. It disappoints me to hear talk of invested financial figures.
"It would be better if the truth could be told, because talking about those aspects in this period pits the fans against me, with all the love I have for Juventus."
It is not the first time an exit from Serie A has been touted for Dybala, with both Manchester United and Spurs having been offered his services in 2019.
Now, with Juventus interested in a return for Pogba from United next year, and with agent Mino Raiola increasingly seeking to secure his client a return to Turin, the Italian giants need to raise funds, having only stayed one step ahead of Financial Fair Play regulations in 2020 due to some creative accountancy work this past summer.
As such, Dybala is seen as the most likely sacrifice, particularly with his £13.5million-a-year wages (£225k-a-week) eating into the club coffers.
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