Juventus head-coach Andrea Pirlo has claimed that Paulo Dybala will not be sold this summer transfer window.
The Argentine’s future with the Old Lady has been the subject of much speculation, with his deal in Turin set to expire at the end of next campaign and the club reportedly looking to raise £85m through player sales in the summer.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd have been credited with an interest in Dybala, however, Pirlo has affirmed that the forward will stay at Juventus next campaign, although his future beyond 2022 stays shrouded in uncertainty.
Speaking to reporters before Juve’s match against Genoa, Pirlo said: “I’ve always said Dybala is an important player and unfortunately I haven’t had him at my disposal very much this season.
“Let’s look at the present, because that is more important than the future. He still has a year left on his contract, so we will have him here next season.
“Dybala is a player who makes the difference. I do hope to be able to use Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Dybala together at some point.”
Dybala has endured a frustrating campaign due to injuries, scoring three goals and providing two assists in 13 Serie A games, however, he was fit enough for a 22-minute cameo from the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Genoa.