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Paulo Dybala dismisses links to Bayern Munich, says he’s happy at Juventus

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It looks like Bayern definitely won’t be able to sign the Argentine ace, at least any time soon.

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Paulo Dybala has been recently linked with a potential blockbuster move to Bayern Munich, but it looks as if it’s just too good to be true. When he was asked about the interest from Bayern, the Argentina international said that he was happy in Turin with Juventus (via SportBild):

I’m very happy to play for Juventus. We have big goals and that’s what I focus on. The transfer market is not an issue for me at all!

He also suggested, via CalcioMercato, that Juventus has ambitions of winning the UEFA Champions League this season:

I thought we were already up to last year, but now expectations have increased enormously, our mentality has remained the same, we want to win everything

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had said himself back in 2017 that Dybala was one of the players he would love to see at Bayern, but his contract with Juventus runs through 2022. Because of that, Bayern would likely have to prepare quite a considerable bid of around €100M, which goes against the grain of Bayern’s more conservative transfer policies.

Dybala has experienced a slight drop in minutes compared to previous seasons due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but he’s still contributed six goals and an assist in 14 appearances across all competitions. Orf those 14 appearances, he only started and played the full 90 minutes of seven of those occasions, which is certainly less than he’d of liked.

To quote BFW’s own Chuck Smith:

The primary factor for pursuing Dybala would be the assumption that Robert Lewandowski is leaving Munich, but recent reports have all but dismissed that suggestion. Juventus is building a roster to compete more closely with the likes of Real Madrid in European play. While Dybala is certainly not irreplaceable, the Old Lady has made a firm investment in him and wants to ensure it retains its young talent.