Arsenal and Tottenham transfer target Paulo Dybala slammed as 'a big cry baby' by Di Canio over Juventus contract talks

PAOLO DI CANIO has hit out at Juventus star Paulo Dybala andbranded the Argentine ace 'a big cry baby'.

The 28-year-old will depart Turin in the summer on a free transfer after it was confirmed he failed to agree terms on a new deal.

Juventus' CEO Maurizio Arrivabene revealed that the versatile forward was no longer in the club's long-term plans following the January arrival of Dusan Vlahovic.

He said: "The most important change is that Juventus have not renewed Paulo Dybala’s contract. With the market I reiterated this, the approach was sincere.

“With the purchases made in January, with the arrival of Vlahovic, Paulo’s position was no longer at the centre of the project. That’s why this kind of decision was preferred.

“The parameters were different, I had already spoken about it, no one has ever questioned Paulo’s ability.

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"There were considerations to be made about appearances, length and financial considerations.

“We made our choices in January, we got here. It would have been easy for Juventus to make a low bid, but it would have been disrespectful towards Paulo."

Arsenal have been linked with snapping up the five-time Serie A winner, with North London rivals Tottenham also interested.

Meanwhile Manchester United are also keen on landing Dybala, who is free to talk to clubs outside of Italy.

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But any potential suitors for Dybala have been warned off signing him by ex-Old Lady star Di Canio.

The West Ham icon has branded Dybala as a troublemaker, which could lead to Mikel Arteta deciding against signing him, with the Spaniard showing he refuses to work with players with disciplinary problems.

And Spurs gaffer Antonio Conte was quick to offload Tanguy Ndombele in January over attitude issues.

Quoted by Corriere dello Sport, Di Canio said: "It's true that he could become a technical leader.

"But I cannot have an emotionally fragile one.

"If things go well, he turns up in games, but if things go wrong, I define him almost as a big cry baby."

Dybala has impressed for Juve this term – chipping in with 13 goals and six assists in 29 games in all competitions.

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