• Juventus chief Fabio Paratici is confident Paulo Dybala will stay
  • Paratici confirmed that Dybala is in talks with Juventus over a new deal
  • The Juve goalscorer has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea

After drawing interest from big-name clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea, Paulo Dybala is not leaving Juventus yet, according to the club’s chief football officer Fabio Paratici.

A number of clubs from Europe’s top five leagues have already been linked to Dybala early in the season. However, in a recent interview with Sky Sports Italy, Paratici lifted lid on the highly-rated goalscorer’s future with the reigning Serie A champions.

According to the chief, Juventus is now working on making Dybala stay and there’s a mutual interest between the player and the club.

"We're in talks to extend Paulo Dybala's contract," he confirmed. "He wants to stay and we want to keep him, he's part of our future. We'll continue the negotiations to find an agreement."

Dybala is currently locked in with Juventus until 2022 but has been considered by Premier League clubs in recent transfer windows.

United and Chelsea are among the most notable suitors, but Tottenham Hotspur was the frontrunner to sign him in 2019, reported.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at Manchester United AFP / Oli SCARFF

Since joining the Old Lady in 2015 from Palermo, Dybala has been a top performer, tallying a total of 95 goals in 230 games. Last season, the 26-year-old played a key role alongside Juve’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring 11 goals in all 33 appearances.

This season, the Argentine only managed to make just two appearances for the reigning champs, having struggled with recurring injury problems.

However, newly-appointed Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo included Dybala in the starting line-up against Verona on Sunday.

Ahead of the match, Juventus legend and World Cup winner Franco Causio heaped praise on Dybala and lauded Pirlo for his noble decision.

For Causio, Juve can be “scary” with Ronaldo and Dybala on the pitch. But the latter is one of the few players who can win games all by himself.

“[Paulo] Dybala is very strong, he can win games alone,” Causio said. “I never had doubts about him, I’m happy to see him starting.”

“Paulo is on another level. He knows how to win games like few others,” he continued. “There have been a lot of talks about his game time, but he had physical issues. This time Pirlo will start him, it means he is well and is 100 percent recovered.”

Dybala, along with Alvaro Morata, is currently manning the offense for the Juve squad. However, they failed to outperform Verona in a hard-fought match that ended in a 1-1 draw.

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Dybala has been at Juventus since the 2015-16 season. AFP / Isabella BONOTTO