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Dybala to Atlético: Juventus boss Allegri laughs off rumours

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

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

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."