Juventus Tipped to Further Delay Key Contract Extensions

Juventus might put the pending extensions on hold. The Bianconeri, between the transfer market and a few key clashes, will be extra busy in January. They are confident on most fronts. However, the decision would expose them to potential offers from other teams, Calciomercato.com reports.

The contributors that have just six months left on their deals are Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi, Mattia De Sciglio and Mattia Perin. The Old Lady holds an option to automatically prolong only the pact of the Colombian winger.

The Bianconeri are in uncharted waters given their habits. In the past, they tended to take care of these situations before entering the final year. It has been a long-time since they lost players they actually wanted to keep on Bosman moves.

Dybala seemed on the brink of putting pen-to-paper on multiple occasions. His case is the most high-profile one among the extensions Juventus wish to complete. According to the site, the parties came to terms on the wages and length a long time ago. However, his representative Jorge Antun is still in the midst of the process of getting the license to operate as a FIFA agent. He should return to Italy for the Supercoppa versus Inter in mid-January. CEO Maurizio Arrivabene recently informed him that the club plans to hold up its end of the bargain.

All the other players could all stay put as well, as long as they accepted a pay cut. The exception might be Perin, who could opt to be a starter elsewhere.