Dybala close to signing new Juve deal

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta is confident that Paulo Dybala will extend his stay at the Serie A champions despite interest from elsewhere.

Dybala's performances for the Bianconeri this season has drawn the attention of both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

However, Marotta believes the former Palermo forward is close to signing a new deal that will extend his stay beyond 2020.

"We're talking with his people, I don't think there will be any problems. The announcement will probably be made in a few weeks," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

"Paulo is happy here and we're glad to have him with us, that's why there's every opportunity to move forward together."

There appeared to be tension between Dybala and Massimiliano Allegri on Sunday when the player refused to shake hands with his manager after being substituted, but Marotta doesn't think the gesture was significant.

"It was a small and insignificant gesture, football is full of these things. We have to look at the whole context – he's an important player and a great professional," he told TMW Radio.

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