Juventus manager Massimilano Allegri has admitted there’s uncertainty over Paulo Dybala’s future at the club.
The Argentine has had a fine career in Turin, but Allegri is not sure if Dybala will still be at the club next season, with his contract set to expire which could hand an advantage to a number of Premier League clubs when the summer transfer window opens.
Allegri told DAZN, as per Football Italia: “The rapport with Paulo and all the players is good. There is some exchanges of opinion, I am always rather direct, but I am like this for the good of the players, who know they have my faith and admiration.
“Paulo arrived as a kid from Palermo, he has become a great player. There’s no problem.
“I don’t know if he will be a Juventus player or not, that is a matter for the club. We often talk with the club, it’s not just Paulo whose contract is running down, but also Bernadeschi, De Sciglio, Perin and Cuadrado.
“My job is to do well in these final weeks of the season. I can evaluate players, but when it comes to contracts, what the players want, these are other elements.”
That would be one way to cushion the blow of losing Paul Pogba on a Bosman in the summer, if Manchester United were able to turn the tables and sign an equally talented and arguably more consistent player instead.
Dybala has yet to put pen to paper over a new deal and time is running out.
According to The Sun, Tottenham and United are interested in the forward, though it may raise questions about how he would fit in the same team as Bruno Fernandes.
The next manager a United could be tasked with that as well as shaking up the team because Pogba is not the only player that looks likely to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires this summer.
Jesse Lingard is in the same boat and these are players who would usually demand a decent transfer fee, especially Pogba, who became our record-breaking signing in 2016.