NEWS
Saturday August 31 2019
Paratici: 'Dybala will not leave Juve'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici announced that Paulo Dybala “will not leave this summer. We can exclude that as a possibility.”

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“Juventus have played great seasons in the Champions League under different Coaches and we hope Maurizio Sarri will continue that,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

Giorgio Chiellini is out for probably the next six months, as he tore the ACL in his right knee on Friday, so Matthijs de Ligt makes his Serie A debut.

“We are so disappointed for Giorgio, as he is a wonderful person and so important for the club, not just the team. Having said that, we have a large squad with a lot of quality that can replace him in the best possible way.

“The transfer market is planning and opportunity, so you need to keep your eyes out for the unpredictable elements. There are always opportunities for players coming in and going out, but if there aren’t over the next couple of days, we’ll remain as we are.”

The director of sport was asked if that also meant that Dybala’s exit was still on the table amid Paris Saint-Germain interest.

“We can absolutely rule out Dybala leaving this summer. We can exclude that as a possibility.

“This is a club that leaves a good impression, as often players want to come back when they have left, most recently Gigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci.

“There are people who brought a great deal to the club, not just to the team or what happened on the field. Let’s not forget, Juventus have been top of the Serie A table for 3,000 days and these players are always the first to arrive for training and the last to leave.”

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