Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has insisted that he is going nowhere this summer amid interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.
The 23-year-old emerged on Man United’s radar back in 2015 when he was with Palermo, but he ended up joining Juventus instead.
And the striker has enjoyed a fruitful couple of seasons with the Old Lady, claiming 42 goals and establishing himself as one of the hottest properties in Europe.
Speaking earlier this week, Dybala – valued at around £107m by the Serie A champions – made it clear that he wasn’t interested in going anywhere this summer.
“It’s pleasing to know that big clubs are interested in you because it means you are doing well,” he said.
“Then again, you’ve got to see what is actually true, because some is and some isn’t.
“You’d have to ask the club [if I’m definitely staying]. I am happy here and I am training as hard as I can these days for a great season. If an offer were to arrive, it would be up to the club to show it to me and up to them to say if they want to sell me or not. It’s up to them first, and then me.”
Dybala has set himself up wonderfully ahead of the World Cup at the end of next season: a regular in a Juventus side currently steamrolling Italian football and, more importantly, looking deadlier with each game that passes. His display against Barcelona in the Champions League, for example, was nothing short of spellbinding. They could hardly get near him.
And why, I ask, would he want to jeopardise any of that ahead of a summer that could propel him to an even grander level of stardom?