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Juventus send message to European rivals as influential duo going nowhere

Juventus director Beppe Marotta has insisted that neither Paul Pogba nor Paulo Dybala are for sale this summer as they Bianconeri look to strengthen.

The Turin giants are on course to secure their fifth consecutive Serie A title this season, and both Pogba and Dybala have been instrumental in that success.

As a result, it comes as no surprise that Marotta is convinced that both will remain at the club moving forward, and the aim for the Bianconeri is to build around them and launch an assault on the Champions League next season.

“Pogba and Dybala are the core of the team, so we will not sell them. We only sell players who want to leave,” he told Mediaset Premium, as noted by Football Italia, on Sunday night.

“The first objective this summer is to consolidate this group by keeping the best players, only then will we look at the market.”

While Marotta went on to discuss various transfer targets, he added that he hoped they would be able to keep Juan Cuadrado, with the Colombian international expected to return to Chelsea at the end of the season following the conclusion of his loan deal.

Juve have been in sensational form domestically since October, as they have overcome a disastrous start to the campaign to steam-roll their way through the Serie A campaign and surpass title rivals Napoli in the process.

However, the club of their stature can’t merely settle for domestic success, and in turn that is why Marotta will be keen to keep hold of both Pogba and Dybala moving forward as they look to compete in the Champions League next season too.

Having been handed the iconic No.10 jersey last summer, Pogba has responded with 10 goals and 15 assists in 46 appearances in all competitions.

Meanwhile, his Argentine teammate has enjoyed a spectacular first season in Turin, scoring 20 goals and providing eight assists in 43 appearances as he has been a focal point of Massimiliano Allegri’s success this year.

Both men will be hoping to continue to develop their game, and with Pogba (23) and Dybala (22) still in the early stages of their respective careers, Juve will hope to rely on these two young men for years to come.

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