Juventus director makes admission on future of Spurs-linked Paulo Dybala

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Juventus director Maurizio Arrivabene has ruled out the chance of rumoured Tottenham target Paulo Dybala leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer.

Dybala is now into the final six months of his contract at Juventus and it was reported last week that the Argentine was set to leave on a free at the end of the season after deciding not to renew his deal (TYC Sports).

Spurs, who famously came really close to signing the 28-year-old in the summer of 2019 (Independent), have been backed by The Sun to reignite their interest in the forward in the summer.

According to Corriere della Sera, Antonio Conte is an admirer of Dybala and is keen to bring him to North London. 

However, Arrivabene has now asserted that there is no chance of the former Palermo man leaving the Allianz Stadium on a free transfer.

He insisted the club have a good relationship with Dybala and will open talks over a new contract with the player next month.

When asked about the rumoured Tottenham target’s future, the Juve director told Sport Mediaset (as relayed by Football Italia): “I said previously that we would talk about it in February. 

“It’s not just Dybala, there are also contracts to be discussed with Cuadrado, Perin, European Champion Bernardeschi and also De Sciglio. 

“We already said there will be the time to talk to them all, including Dybala. I don’t think anyone will come in and try to sign them as free agents. 

“We have an excellent rapport with them, they are very close to Juventus and we will calmly do what’s needed in February.”

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If Dybala became available on a free transfer, he would certainly be a tempting prospect for Spurs as I believe the versatile attacker would be a good fit for Conte’s system.

However, there is a long way to go until the summer and I would not be surprised if Juve reached an agreement with the Argentine over a new deal before then. 

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