Paulo Dybala has dismissed claims he is unhappy at Juventus and could leave the club in January amid reports of a big-money switch to Tottenham.
Dybala will be out of contract at Juventus in 2022, and there are no plans to discuss a renewal. As such, it’s been reported both Juve and Dybala are open to the idea of parting ways in the January window.
With exit talk heightening, reports earlier this month claimed Dybala’s agent had contacted six Premier League sides to gauge interest.
It’s since been claimed one of them – Tottenham – have shown their hand. And it’s reported Jose Mourinho is driving efforts to bring Dybala to Tottenham.
However, Dybala is adamant he’s happy at Juventus. In a lengthy interview, he’s also dismissed talk he has a difficult relationship with Juve boss Andrea Pirlo.
Speaking live on Sky Italia, as quoted by Juve Canal, the Argentinian 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 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’ve got 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.”
Dybala happy with win over Cagliari
Dybala was speaking after the 3-1 win over Cagliari on Sunday which maintained their position in fourth.
The 27-year-old opened the scoring in the game and the player admitted he needed the lift of a goal.
“For us strikers, scoring a goal is an injection of confidence, I needed it so much,” he added.
“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.”