Juventus have decided against renewing the contract of Paulo Dybala, but decisions regarding four other players are necessary in the coming weeks.
Mattia Perin, Mattia De Sciglio, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi are all without new deals despite their contracts expiring in the summer. Juve had postponed all talks until the March international break which means negotiations with each of these players’ entourages are poised to commence in the near future.
By refusing to give in to Dybala’s lofty demands, the Bianconeri will have more leeway in talks with the aforementioned quartet. Cuadrado, Perin and De Sciglio are expected to extend, but Bernardeschi may join Dybala on the chopping block.
Federico Bernardeschi & Mattia De Sciglio contract updates
La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Giovanni Albanese provided an update on Thursday regarding the contract situations of De Sciglio and Bernardeschi. Albanese reported Juve will discuss a new deal with De Sciglio before the end of March.
The versatile Italian full-back is far from spectacular but he’s highly regarded by Massimiliano Allegri. He’s certainly exceeded expectations this season and his steady form was rewarded as he earned a call-up to the national team for the first time in three years.
Tying him down to a modest contract for one or two years wouldn’t be a terrible idea.
Bernardeschi, though, is heading towards the exit door. Albanese adds that the signs are heading towards the former Fiorentina star not extending with Juventus, but there is still a chance that he renews. The Bianconeri want the Italian to take a pay cut and the two parties are yet to reach a compromise.
Bernardeschi enjoyed a superb December and his versatility is undoubtedly appreciated by the manager, but he simply hasn’t done enough to warrant an extension.
With AS Roma and Lazio reportedly interested in picking him up on a free transfer this summer, I expect him to stay in Serie A, but I’d be amazed if he was donning the Bianconeri strip in 2022/23.