Juventus Postpone Meeting with Dybala to Discuss Extension

The much-anticipated meeting between Juventus and the agents of Paulo Dybala will not take place today. The club has decided to move it to a later date, likely during the next international break. The official reason is that the management prefers to focus on the upcoming matches, especially the Villarreal one in Champions League, Gianluca Di Marzio informs.

The further delay will inevitably fuel the speculations about the strained relationship between the parties. According to the transfer market expert, the Bianconeri brass might have made the call because there were too many expectations on this summit. The ensuing one will probably happen with less fanfare.

Juventus and the entourage of Dybala will have a sit-down by the end of March. Going past this month would signal that the front office does not really plan to extend his contract, Di Marzio adds. The Argentinian striker can already technically sign with other teams. However, he has prioritized the Old Lady and wants to assess their offer first. The postponement opens up another window of opportunity for rival teams to pounce. His representatives might begin to engage them.

In the meantime, Dybala is trying to shake another muscular injury, and his chances to be present for Juventus-Villarreal are increasing. The latest hiccup was minor. The club did not provide a new timetable for his return. He did not require additional tests, as he is dealing simply with some discomfort in his right thigh. He was able to practice on the side Wednesday.