Paulo Dybala could sign new Juventus deal next week

Max Cooper
Dybala is set to sign a contract extension with Juventus
Dybala is set to sign a contract extension with Juventus / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images

Paulo Dybala is on the verge of signing a new Juventus contract, committing his long-term future to the Italian giants.

Talks have been ongoing between the Argentine and the Bianconeri for some time, with both parties keen to come to an agreement. La Joya's current contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he could leave the club for free in the summer of 2022.

But negotiations have progressed well of late and the standoff appears to be at its end. According to Goal, Dybala's representatives are close to agreeing terms over a new contract for the 27-year-old, and the deal should be signed imminently.

There had initially been a disagreement over potential bonuses inserted in the contract, but those issues appear to now be resolved. Dybala's new deal will run until 2025 with his wage increasing to €8m per year. Club officials will meet with his agent, Jorge Antun, in the next few days to finalise the agreement.

Dybala has regularly made it clear that he has no intention of leaving Turin, having rejected lucrative moves to the Premier League in the past. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both made bids for the Argentine, but he instead opted to fight for his place under both Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo.

That decision to remain at Juve has paid off as he now regularly dons the captain's armband under returning coach Massimiliano Allegri, while he has also made an explosive start to the new season.

Dybala previously enjoyed the best football of his career under Allegri before the Italian left in 2018, and was expected to become the key figure in the side. However, Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival left him out in the cold and put new contract talks on hold.

Now Ronaldo has departed to re-join Manchester United, Dybala is again the club's main priority.