He should’ve been enjoying the moment, breaking the deadlock in this tricky Serie A fixture, but instead he was visibly angry and refused to do his usual ‘mask’ gesture.
Dybala pointedly glared into the stands towards the Juventus directors in a stadium with a capacity of only 5,000 due to COVID restrictions.
The Argentina international has been in negotiations for months to extend his current contract, which is due to expire on June 30.
It was believed a deal had been done, but then doubts set in amid injuries and poor form, with rumours Juve were eager to lower that salary.
These were not helped by director Maurizio Arrivabene being extremely critical of La Joya in television interviews.
Over the last couple of days, stories emerged from Argentina that Dybala was furious with Juventus for the lack of faith they showed in him.
It was even suggested he was ready to let the contract run down and leave as a free agent, with Inter, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona ready to snap him up.
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