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Juventus hold positive talks with Angel Di Maria over contract extension

Juventus are reportedly progressing well in their renewal talks with Angel Di Maria and are confident of wrapping up a new deal.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri recently held a positive meeting with Di Maria’s representatives and have planned for the next round of talks by the end of April.

The feeling around the Bianconeri’s camp is they can extend Di Maria’s stay until 2024, with his current deal expiring this summer.

Despite an injury-laden start to his Juve career, Di Maria’s value has soared after Argentina’s World Cup triumph in Qatar, in which he played a pivotal role.

Building on his impressive World Cup form, the 35-year-old has become a central figure in Massimiliano Allegri’s attack since the turn of the year.

Di Maria has racked up seven goals and three assists for the Bianconeri since January, including the stellar hat-trick against SC Freiburg in the Europa League round of 16.

The former Paris Saint-Germain star also recently stated that he feels happy in Turin and wants to continue playing for the Old Lady.

Despite being handed a 15-point deduction for a false accounting scandal, Allegri’s side have remained competent on the pitch. They are seventh in the Serie A table, seven points off the final Champions League spot.

The Bianconeri were victorious in the derby against Inter Milan before the international break and will look to carry on the momentum against Hellas Verona when the league resumes this weekend.

Adrien Rabiot is another player the Old Lady are trying to tie to a new deal as his contract expires this summer.

Talks have been going on for a long time, and Rabiot’s high salary demands are preventing the Old Lady from reaching an agreement.

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