Juventus have told Manchester United target Paulo Dybala to not bother coming to the club’s training ground and instead wait for the two clubs to reach an agreement over his future.
Ed Woodward and Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici have been in London during the week to flesh out a deal involving Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.
Dybala landed in Turin yesterday and went straight home to rest ahead of talks with Maurizio Sarri later this week.
But according to Sky Italia, Juventus have told Dybala that he needn’t bother coming to the training ground until August 5, when his future would have been decided.
Essentially, Juventus' message to Paulo Dybala: Dear Paulo, there's no point coming to the training ground, better to just wait #mulive [sky italia]
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 2, 2019
In other words, Juventus have told Dybala they do not want him, and that he may as well wait at home until his move to United is all agreed upon.
What does seem clear, amid plenty of uncertainty, is that Juventus want to sell Dybala. They feel Lukaku can score 20 goals in a season and have concerns over how much Dybala’s resale value could plummet with another underwhelming campaign.
What remains unclear, yet so crucial, is how Dybala feels about all of this. A report from another Italian outlet suggests that Dybala, whose preference has been to stay in Turin, feels betrayed by Juventus. And you can hardly blame him.
Before flying back to Turin from his holidays, Paulo Dybala told his friends in Laguna Larga (Argentina) that he feels betrayed by Juventus. He wants everyone to know that he wants to be the architect of his own destiny #mulive [il bianconero]
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 1, 2019