Speculation circulated on Wednesday that Real Madrid had reached an agreement to sign Juventus ace Paulo Dybala, but it has since been dismissed by reports in Italy.
The 24-year-old Argentine has established himself as a key figure for the Turin giants, scoring 68 goals in 141 appearances since joining from Palermo in 2015.
Further, he’s played a fundamental role in winning the last three Serie A titles, while he also has three Coppa Italia trophies as part of his collection too as Juve continue to dominate domestically.
In turn, particularly with the potential of his partnership with summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo in mind, it would seem nonsensical from Juventus to consider a sale.
As per Calciomercato, a report from Argentina claimed that Real Madrid and Juve had reached an agreement on a €180m deal to see Dybala move to the Bernabeu. However, they add that while the journalist in question hasn’t been verified, they have confirmed from their own sources that Dybala is going nowhere before the transfer deadline in Spain on Friday night.
Having already allowed Gonzalo Higuain to leave the club to join AC Milan this summer, it would make little sense from Massimiliano Allegri’s point of view to allow the sale of another fundamental player without being able to sign a replacement given the window is already closed in Italy.
With a long-term contract in place, it doesn’t appear as though the Argentine international is going anywhere, although having been left on the bench against Lazio last weekend after struggling to strike up a partnership with Ronaldo in the 3-2 win over Chievo, it remains to be seen if the situation changes if they aren’t considered compatible.
Nevertheless, it’s still far too early in the season to make such judgements given only two games have been played, and as per the latest developments from Calciomercato, it doesn’t appear as though Dybala will be making a late move elsewhere.