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Dybala to Atlético: Juventus boss Allegri laughs off rumours

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Dybala to Atlético: Juventus boss Allegri laughs off rumours

Allegri laughs off Dybala to Atletico: I hope Simeone bought him lunch!

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Juventus' Paulo Dybala has been tipped to join Atlético Madrid but Massimiliano Allegri does not appear worried by the rumours.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has shrugged off reports linking Paulo Dybala with a move to Atlético Madrid.

I think Dybala will go to the World Cup

It is claimed Dybala visited Madrid during the international break and was spotted with Atleti coach Diego Simeone at a restaurant in the city.

Allegri, though, says the forward need only think about having a good end to the season and forcing his way into Argentina's World Cup squad.

Asked about the Atleti rumours, he told a news conference: "I hope Simeone at least offered him lunch!

"It happens. At this moment, the only important thing is for him to have a great end to the season, because it would be worth a lot to Juventus but also to him. In the end, I think he'll go to the World Cup."

Allegri has also been linked with a move away from Juve, with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain said to be possible options, but he again insisted he does not wish to leave.

"I've said many times: I have a contract with Juventus until 2020, I'm very happy here and I want to stay," he said.

Allegri praises Milan boss Gattuso

Juve resume their quest for a seventh Serie A title in a row when they take on AC Milan on Sunday, with Allegri confirming defender Giorgio Chiellini will be fit to be involved.

The 50-year-old admits they are still frustrated with their 0-0 draw with SPAL prior to the international break but is expecting Gennaro Gattuso's Milan to offer a stern test.

"We're still angry for the two points dropped in Ferrara. Now we have Milan, which has always been an even game," he said.

"The Rossoneri are a very technical team and Gattuso has organised them. We have to congratulate him: he came in amid a general scepticism, but he has won trust with their performances."

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