Real Madrid and Man Utd have both seemingly been dealt a transfer blow as Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has ruled out an exit for Paulo Dybala.
The ongoing speculation comes as the 25-year-old continues to struggle to hit top form this season, as he’s managed just seven goals and six assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.
That is likely to be a significant drop come the end of the season compared to recent campaigns, as it could be argued that he has struggled to adapt and adjust his role since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.
It doesn’t appear to be hindering Juve’s hopes of winning an eighth consecutive Serie A title though, while they remain in the hunt for the Champions League.
However, the rumours refuse to go away over Dybala’s future, as noted in the reports above, with Madrid and United seemingly ready to swoop if he is available this summer.
It doesn’t appear as though he will be on the market though, as Paratici has all-but ruled out an exit for the playmaker, insisting that Juventus have no interest in letting their best players leave, unless they make a request to do so.
“Dybala is staying; Juve only sell players if they want to leave,” he is quoted as saying by AS. “The only way we could improve on Dybala is by signing Messi, maybe, and even with Neymar I’d have my doubts. Dybala is always by your side, he plays every game and when you watch him to the pitch you can see his personality.”
That is a huge show of faith in Dybala, and it suggests that Real Madrid and Man Utd are likely to waste their time if they eye a summer swoop.
Nevertheless, it has to be said that the rumours may well continue the longer that Dybala fails to show his full quality alongside Ronaldo to silence the detractors.