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Update on Paulo Dybala's contract negotiations with Juventus

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Paulo Dybala could yet renew his deal with Juventus
Paulo Dybala could yet renew his deal with Juventus / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images
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Having looked destined to leave Juventus this summer, Paulo Dybala could yet pen fresh terms with the club if they secure Champions League qualification.

The Argentina international has endured a frustrating campaign which has been blighted by injury, though even when fully fit he's found himself being shoehorned into the side as Andrea Pirlo looks to accommodate Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paulo Dybala could still be a Juventus player next season
Paulo Dybala could still be a Juventus player next season / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

With contract negotiations between Dybala and the club coming to a standstill in recent months, various reports have suggested the Old Lady are preparing to cash in on the 27-year-old this summer to avoid the risk of losing him for nothing next year.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, Tuttosport now claim Dybala is set to meet with the club in May to discuss a new deal.

The reason talks have been put on hold until May you ask? Juve's first campaign under the stewardship of Pirlo hasn't exactly gone to plan, with Inter looking destined to notch their first Scudetto since 2010 and bring to an end Juve's nine-year reign as Italian champions.

Not only are the club resigned to losing their crown, they also face a fierce battle to even secure Champions League football for next season, with fifth placed Napoli hot on the heels of the Old Lady in Serie A.

Andrea Pirlo's side are still fighting for a top four finish
Andrea Pirlo's side are still fighting for a top four finish / Chris Ricco/Getty Images

Should the club notch a top four finish, the riches that come with Champions League qualification will offer them extra money as they look to thrash out a deal with Dybala at the end of the season.

The reports adds that the Argentinian has requested double his current of €7.5m (£6.5m) yearly salary to stay at the Allianz Stadium, though talks have stalled as the club are refusing the meet his demands and their current offers stands at €10m-a-year (£8.6m).

Should they secure Champions League qualification this season, it seems their may be some room for manoeuvre on said figure and a compromise could be reached.


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