Juventus have suspended Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur ahead of their derby clash with Torino following reports the players attended a party at the USMNT international’s villa, in violation of local Covid-19 protocols.
All three players have also been subjected to fines under government rules, with Andrea Pirlo also confirming that they have also been excluded from his squad to face Torino on Saturday.
With the club having taken stern action, it has now emerged that their hierarchy are keen to offload him in just a few months rather than allow him to walk away for free.
Both Andrea Pirlo and president Andrea Agnelli were left infuriated by Dybala’s behaviour, it is understood.
“The three players involved will not play tomorrow.” Juve coach Andrea Pirlo confirmed suspension of Dybala, McKennie & Arthur for attending party.
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Dybala took to social media to apologise for attending the gathering but insists the players were not having a party.
He posted on an Instagram story: “I was wrong to stay out for dinner. it wasn’t a party, but I was wrong anyway and I apologise.“
Nevertheless, vice president Pavel Nedved has admitted that Juventus “will look at every market opportunity” and it is understood that Dybala is now officially in the shop window.
The Argentine and Juventus have been struggling to agree on a renewal for the player’s contract which is set to expire in 2022, as he is unwilling to accept an offer that would see him earning 10 million euros per season as a net wage.
The source adds that the former Palermo star is being linked with various moves, including PSG, Man Utd, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona.