JUVENTUS will start new contract talks with Paulo Dybala next week.
That is according to club legend and vice-president Pavel Nedved.
The Argentine has just one year left on his deal in Turin.
He has been linked with a departure this summer – with Manchester United said to be interested. But the re-appointment of Max Allegri as boss could have put an end to any exit chat.
Allegri is a big fan of partnering the 27-year-old with Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Nedved.
And Juve are moving to secure Dybala’s long term future as a result.
Nedved, 48, told Sky: “We’re going to meet next week with Dybala’s agent to open talks about his contract. Allegri loves to play Dybala and Ronaldo together.”
Extension talks between the club and Dybala are said to have broken down earlier this year.
But since being re-appointed in May, Allegri has chatted with the attacking midfielder over his role in the team.
Dybala had a difficult 2020-21 season by his lofty standards, missing 21 games through injuries and illness.
The star came into the season having struggled with Covid earlier in 2020. And a mid-season knee injury saw him miss 11 consecutive Serie A matches.
In total, Dybala appeared 26 times – scoring only five goals and laying on a measly three assists.
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But under Allegri, it was a different story.
In five seasons playing for the 53-year-old, Dybala netted 74 times – including 26 during a stunning 2017-18 season.
A move to Tottenham fell through in the summer of 2019, as the Old Lady looked to raise funds in order to pay Ronaldo‘s enormous wages.
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