Juve stand firm on Paulo Dybala


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Paulo Dybala has been suggested as a possible target for Barcelona but Italian reports say Juventus will not allow the Argentina international to head to Camp Nou this summer.

Barcelona are facing the prospect of losing Brazil star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record €222million deal in the coming days.

The Catalan giants are already being linked with a host of potential replacements for Neymar and Dybala’s name has been mentioned on numerous occasions.

However, Italian sources indicate Juve are not willing to listen to any offers and could even snub bids in excess of €140m for the 23-year-old, who has scored 30 goals in 65 Serie A outings since joining from Palermo two years ago.

Juventus could be tempted to allow Dybala to depart if the player himself requests a move but that seems unlikely as the forward is happy in Turin and has never expressed a desire to depart.

Juventus have already allowed defender Leonardo Bonucci to leave for AC Milan and are keen to keep the rest of their squad intact as they plot another assault on the Champions League, having finished as the runners-up last year.

Juventus are 11.00 to win the Champions League outright in 2017-18, Barca are 6.00 and PSG are rated at 11.00.

The Italian champions are 1.17 to win their season-opener on August 19 against Cagliari and 1.67 to win Serie A outright.

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