According to Italy based media outlet Tuttosport, Juventus duo Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala are set to be offered new improved contracts.
Leonardo Bonucci to sign a new 'anti-Pep Guardiola' contract [Tuttosport] pic.twitter.com/oTqkFBeCdd
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Italian international Leonardo Bonucci starred for Italy in their Euro 2016 campaign, and therefore saw himself get linked with moves away from Juventus during the transfer window. Premier League clubs Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea were said to be interested in signing the Italian defender.
According to some reports, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City even submitted an official bid for Bonucci, which was rejected by Juventus.
Former Italy and current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wanted Bonucci to team up with him again at Chelsea, but their bid was rejected by Juve all the same.
To fend of these interested parties, Juventus are now looking to tie down Bonucci for 5 years by offering him a contract that ends in 2021. Bonucci will earn €5m a year plus bonuses after signing the contract.
On 4th June 2015, Serie A champions Juventus announced the signing of Dybala on a five-year deal for a fee of €32 million (plus €8 million in add-ons).
Dybala had a spectacular first season for Juventus, finishing the campaign as the Turin-based club’s highest scorer, and Serie A’s second highest scorer.
Dybala’s Serie A tally was surpassed only by fellow Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, who has recently signed for Juventus.
Currently, Dybala earns a meagre €3m at Juventus, and the club will look to increase his wages to stop him from leaving. According to Tuttosport, he will be offered a contract ending in 2021, with wages reported to be around €4.5m.