Dybala Keen on Staying but Juventus Will Table Lower Offer

Barring a late scheduling change, Juventus and Jorge Antun, the agent of Paulo Dybala, will meet tomorrow to discuss the extension for the first time in months. The atmosphere between the parties is rather tense. It is unlikely that a resolution will come right away Thursday. However, the upcoming days will be crucial for the future of the striker, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Bianconeri and the entourage had reached an agreement in principle in December. The new contract would have netted La Joya €10M for the next five years, including add-ons. They did not put pen-to-paper at the time due to a technicality related to the status of his representative. A lot has changed since then.

Juventus have signed Dusan Vlahovic, which makes Dybala potentially more expendable. The star newcomer earns €7M per season, and that is the new benchmark for wages. The club will propose something close to that sum and probably a three-year deal. They will throw in sizeable bonuses related to results, goals, and especially appearances. The brass is apprehensive because the Argentinian international has missed a lot of time with various injuries in the last two seasons. Moreover, they believe they could get Nicolò Zaniolo to replace him fairly easily.

According to the outlet, Dybala would like to continue playing at Juventus, and he would re-up if the other offers were on the same level. There have been some inquiries from Inter, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City, but nothing too advanced at this stage. His agent may shop the Bianconeri bid around to see if he could get more elsewhere. The 28-year-old would look to join a team where he could have a starring role should he decide to depart.