Talks between Juventus and Paulo Dybala are progressing well as player is set to make final decision.
The Argentina international forward is aiming for a new €12 million-a-year contract with the perennial Serie A champions.
Juventus resume their campaign on Friday evening against Milan in the Coppa Italia.
The first game back in Italy in the 2019/20 season following the lengthy break enforced by coronavirus.
Dybala, contracted coronavirus and suffered an especially bad case of the disease.
But he is set to feature having become an important part of Maurizio Sarri’s team in the current campaign.
They aim to hold off title challengers Lazio and Inter to retain their Serie A crown.
The 26 year old, who has a contract in Turin until the summer of 2022, previously said there had been no contact from Juve about an extension.
He told CNN on Monday: “Renewal? For now there is nothing.
I have a year and half left on my contract, it is not so much.
And I understand that since what happened with the coronavirus it is not easy for the club.
But other players have renewed, Let’s wait, it depends on Juventus.”
While this set alarm bells ringing in Turin, MySportDab can confirm Juventus are very confident of agreeing a new deal.
With Dybala and the player himself wants to stay with the club.
Talks have started, and both parties want to find a resolution quickly.
Dybala, who has moved out of the hefty shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juve and has established himself as a potent attacking force in his own right.
He is aware of his value to the club and wants €12m a year, a substantial increase on his terms at present.
He said in his CNN interview: “I am happy to be here, people love me very much and I love people very much.
I have a great appreciation for the club and the people who are here, I have a good relationship with my president and we will certainly talk at some point.”
MySportDab has also learned that Dybala has demanded that he keep the No.10 shirt which he has worn for four years at the club.