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Report: Barcelona’s €160 million bid for Paulo Dybala rejected by Juventus

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That’s, uh, a lot of money.

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Rest easy, folks. You can remain calm, I promise. Juventus won’t be selling Paulo Dybala all of two games after the club handed him the fabled No. 10 jersey that the likes of Alessandro Del Piero and Michel Platini have worn before him.

According to Thursday morning’s edition of the Corriere dello Sport, Juventus have rejected a mammoth €160 million bid from Barcelona on the eve of the summer transfer window coming to a close. It involved a flat €115 million transfer fee with another €45 million — more than what Juventus paid to sign Dybala from Palermo two years ago — potentially added onto the deal.

That means a possible €160 million. Yowza.

Let me check my sources here...

That’s a lot of money. A whole lot of money. That’s like one-and-a-half Paul Pogbas or something like that. Just over €60 million short of being a full-on Neymar situation.

But in this latest reported attempt for Barcelona was probably one final haymaker before the summer transfer window shuts to try and pry Dybala away from Juventus. They’ve spent some of their Neymar money, but not all of it. Even with the acquisition of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona are still in the market for another star kind of signing to plug in alongside Leo Messi and Luis Suarez.

It just won’t be Dybala.

And based on how he’s started the season, scoring six goals in Juve’s three official games, seeing Dybala sporting Juventus colors is quite the beautiful sight to behold.

Although it was never really in doubt. Juventus were never going to go down to the final day of the transfer window and suddenly come to the realization that they can be the team they want to be without Dybala.

Oh, well. Too bad, Barca. I guess the only time they’ll be able to see Dybala playing alongside Messi is for the Argentina national team.

/insert deal with it gif glasses floating down out of nowhere/