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Liverpool target Paulo Dybala aims subtle dig at Juventus board after refusing to celebrate goal amid growing contract uncertainty

Liverpool target Paulo Dybala aims subtle dig at Juventus board after refusing to celebrate goal amid growing contract uncertainty

Juventus star Paulo Dybala insists he’s got ‘nothing to prove’ amid growing uncertainty over his future.

The forward, who’s been linked with the likes of Liverpool, is due to be a free agent in the summer.

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Dybala has been a Juventus player since 2015 but could be set for the exit door

Dybala netted during Juve’s 2-0 win over Udinese at the weekend but opted not to celebrate after putting his side in front.

On his restrained response to scoring, the 28-year-old said: “I invited a friend and I couldn’t find him – there were a lot of people…. do you believe me? I don’t know, it’s up to you!”

It’s been interpreted as him sending a message to the Old Lady’s board amid the growing uncertainty over his future.

And his post-match comments firmly suggest there’s plenty for Dybala and Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved.

Mario Balotelli would’ve been proud of this restrained celebration

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Mario Balotelli would’ve been proud of this restrained celebration

Dybala said he was trying to find a friend of his in the crowd…

Dybala said he was trying to find a friend of his in the crowd…

He said: “Many things have happened… I prefer not to talk about it.

“I’ve nothing to prove to anyone [to sign a new deal with Juventus]. The club has decided to talk with me in February or March. I’m here for the manager.”

If Dybala’s Juventus future can’t be resolved, the Argentine is likely to have plenty of options.

He was previously linked with Tottenham and looked set to join Manchester United in the summer of 2019 only for the transfer to fall through at the 11th hour.

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