Jvuentus manager Maurizio Sarri has finally broken his silence on Paulo Dybala's situation at the club, after the forward was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Argentina international reportedly was close to joining Manchester United, who eventually pulled out of the deal, while Tottenham Hotspur were also said to be interested on deadline day.
With the transfer window in England closed, it remains to be seen where Dyabala will end up but Sarri did not confirm whether the player will stay as the club have cut six players.
"Dybala only had two training sessions with me, so all evaluations are premature. Clearly, he can’t be at the top of his condition physically and that also affects what he can do as a False 9," Sarri said, according to Football Italia,
“I think he has the characteristics to play in that role, but we’ll have to see how we can fill the penalty area with that solution.
“As I said before, I can talk to Dybala all I like, but the market goes in a certain direction and my opinion counts for zero. We have to cut six players, that’s all there is to it.
“I’d love to keep them all, but our problem is that we don’t have players who grew up at this club, there’s only one, so our entire Champions League squad will be 22 players with three goalkeepers. That forces us to make decisions on the market that we don’t want to make.”