Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has reassured Bianconeri supporters that the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala both lie in Turin, with talks ongoing over a new contract for the Argentine.
The two forwards have been linked with transfers away from Juve this summer as their contracts expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign. Dybala has often caught the eye of Premier League admirers and Ronaldo has been rumoured to be spiking the interest of Paris Saint-Germain.
But Juve chief Nedved quashed those rumours and reassured supporters that their dynamic duo will be staying in Turin this year, while the club are working to tie Dybala down to a new long-term contract.
“We are in good time to get the situation resolved, it’s not a problem.”
As for Ronaldo, there was no suggestion that they would be extending his deal beyond next year, but Nedved ruled out the possibility of the Portuguese superstar leaving this summer.
“Ronaldo will return to training on Monday and he will stay with us,” Nedved confirmed.
Ronaldo has been maintaining his fitness away from the club after Portugal’s exit from Euro 2020 but will rejoin his Juve teammates on Monday. The superstar’s huge wages make it difficult for him to land a move elsewhere this summer, particularly as any buying club would have to pay a significant transfer fee.
Should Juve decide against renewing his deal, which expires at the end of the season, he would then be able to leave for free and secure one final major move.
Nedved also spoke about the future of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, who is currently out of contract in Turin. The 36-year-old demonstrated his immense qualities in Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 adventure and I Bianconeri are waiting for him to return from his holidays before discussing a new deal.
He added: “When he returns from his summer vacation, then we can talk.”