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'Dybala rejected €80m Barcelona move'

The founder of Grupo Mascardi, Gustavo Mascardi, has claimed Barcelona made an €80 million bid for Paulo Dybala, but insists the player has no wish to leave Juventus.

The Argentine starlet joined the Bianconeri last summer in a €40 million move from Palermo and has hit the ground running 19 Serie A goals and racking up nine assists in his first season with the Italian champions.

Naturally the 22-year-old has become hot property in the transfer market, but Mascardi is adamant that the player has a very clear idea of how to manage his future.

“When I talk with Paulo and his agent, Pierpaolo Triulzi, I know that the lad is really on the right track,” he told Gazzamercato.

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“A year ago Inter and Milan also wanted him, but he was right to choose the club which would give him more safeguards. His career at Juventus has just begun.

“Will he stay at Juve for a long time? The transfer market can offer a lot of temptations, but Paulo has shown himself to have clear ideas.

“It’s true that in recent months Barcelona were interested in La Joya, I think they made a bid of double what the Bianconeri paid [€80m].

“But the player’s first consideration was that it was more important to consolidate his experience at a club which is giving him the opportunity to succeed at the highest levels.”