Chelsea and Man Utd blow as Juventus rule out Dybala sale because club ‘cannot sign Messi or Neymar as replacement’


JUVENTUS have ruled out selling Paulo Dybala this summer – because they cannot sign Lionel Messi or Neymar to replace him.

Dybala has been targeted by Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea as they look to bring in a world class talent to strengthen their squads.

Paulo Dybala is not for sale insist Juventus
Paulo Dybala is not for sale insist Juventus
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And Real Madrid have also been circling with the European champions said to be preparing to offer £105million for the Argentina international.

But Juve insist they have in interest in cashing in on the 25-year-old simply because he is impossible to replace without weakening their side.

Sporting director Fabio Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Those who leave are those who want to. I repeat, our squad is difficult to improve.

“Who do you get that is better than Dybala? It’s difficult to sign Messi. Even with Neymar I’d have doubts.

“Dybala is someone who is always there, until the end.”

Dybala has been chased by Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid
Dybala has been chased by Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid

Despite Paratici’s comments, there still remain doubts about the long-term future of Dybala in The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the club has hit the forward harder more than most, with his opportunities in the side limited as a result.

Last week that the Argentine had a bust-up with no-nonsense manager Max Allegri after storming back to the dressing room before the end of the 3-3 draw with Parma because he was not being introduced as a substitute.

Despite an apology to the team, and Allegri insisting the matter is over after disciplinary action, their relationship appears from from ideal.

That has given interested clubs the hope that they can somehow piece together a deal to sign him this summer – especially with Juve being linked with a move for James Rodriguez.

But whether either United or Chelsea have the resources to sign Dybala this summer and also invest on other areas of their squad remains to be seen.



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