Paulo Dybala admits he is in talks to extend his contract with Juventus, with the attacker having less than a year off his current contract.
- Paulo Dybala struck when Juventus defeated Malmö 3-0 in the Champions League
- The attacker admitted after the game that he was in talks about a new contract with Juve
- Reports in Italy suggest he wants to become one of the club’s biggest earners
- Dybala’s status at the club has risen after the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo
Paulo Dybala has revealed he is in talks with Juventus about extending his stay at the club.
The attacker’s current contract expires at the end of the season, but with the Argentine leading Juve’s attack following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Manchester United, he is hopeful of a new deal.
After scoring in Juventus’ 3-0 Champions League win over Malmö, where he scored from the penalty spot, the 27-year-old confirmed that a change in the club’s management, with Max Allegri back at the helm, has helped to talks about a new agreement.
Paulo Dybala is now hopeful of extending his Juventus contract beyond next summer
The attacker was on target when Juventus defeated Malmö 3-0 in the Champions League
“I think there’s another meeting this week. The directors have changed, so we started from scratch,” Dybala told Sky Sport Italia.
“We hope to come to a happy conclusion, I hope good news comes soon.”
Dybala later claimed early negotiations were already promising, with Italian reports claiming he wants an improved financial deal worth around £10million a year to match with team-mate Matthijs de Ligt, the club’s highest earner.
He told Sport Mediaset: ‘I always try to give everything. The parties are talking, we are all on the same page and hope to come to a good conclusion.’
Dybala’s value to Juve has risen since the club sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United
Since moving from Palermo in 2015, Dybala has netted 102 times in 257 appearances for the Bianconeri.
Alex Sandro and Alvaro Morata also scored on either side of Dybala’s goal in Sweden’s 3-0 Champions League win, helping the club distract from their poor start to the domestic campaign.
Juventus suffered a late 2-1 defeat to Napoli on Saturday, leaving them 16th in the standings with just one point after three games also beaten by Empoli and a draw with Udinese.