Manchester United have been handed a transfer blow after Paulo Dybala has lifted the lid on speculation surrounding his long-term future and has ruled out an exit from Italian giants Juventus.
Dybala, 27, joined Juventus from Palmero back in 2015 in a deal which cost the Old Lady £36m, as per Transfermarkt.
During his five-years with Juventus, Dybala has featured in 240 matches and has been directly involved in 135 goals, in all competitions.
However, with the South American’s current deal set to expire next summer, there has been recent suggestions that the attacking midfielder could be set for a move out of Turin.
According to recent reports, Dybala’s current situation at Juventus has caught the attention of Premier League giants, United and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, in light of his side’s recent 3-1 Serie A win over Genoa, Dybala has spoken out about the speculation surrounding his long-term future.
“It’s been a lot of games since I wasn’t happy when I was playing the ball, it wasn’t me, I thought a thousand things and this is the mistake.
“Last year I had an incredible year and this year quite the opposite, I was looking at everything that was wrong and trying to correct myself!
“I am someone who loves to play the ball and talk to my teammates, even if maybe today technically I didn’t play very well, but I missed these sensations a lot and I hope to have found the right confidence for the next matches.
“We will see in the next matches: if I don’t touch a ball they will say no, if I continue to score they will say yes. I always try to give my best for me and for the team, today I did it and I’m happy to have won.”
The Juventus attacker went on to hail the relationship he has with manager Andrea Pirlo, he said:
“I have a wonderful relationship with the coach, he is one who speaks little so it is very nice to have a nice personal dialogue.
“He trusts me, in all the statements he speaks well of me and I I still owe a lot beyond today’s match: I have to go on in the match and in training.
“A lot has been said about the contract, many false things: many people talk about things that don’t exist, my agent has been in Turin for a long time but no one called him.
“When I hear about money and figures I’m sorry: they are invented things that I never talk about! It would be nice to tell the truth, also because talking about figures in the current situation turns people against me.
“I love Juve and I have always said it. I speak little, but I get angry when they say false things; I have a good relationship with the fans and those who spread certain rumours do it to turn the fans against me. I am loyal to this club and whoever is close to me knows it.
“We need to work and train on this. The coach has an idea of the game that we must respect in whatever role he plays us.
“Now he is deploying me as a centre forward, I like to move more freely in attack to find teammates. The ore players we have ahead, the easier it is for me to create a game. But we have to respect the positions the coach asks of us.”