The Argentina international had agreed a deal months ago to extend for €8m plus another €2m in performance-related bonuses.
However, in recent weeks the situation suddenly deteriorated and any discussion was postponed until February or March.
It’s a risky game, as Dybala will be a free agent when his current contract expires on June 30.
La Joya confirmed the tension by refusing to celebrate his goal in last night’s win over Udinese, instead glaring into the stands towards directors Maurizio Arrivabene and Pavel Nedved.
He also confessed to DAZN after the match that the club had asked to postpone any discussions on his contract until after the January window.
Now Sky Sport Italia report Juventus have decided to take back the previously-agreed salary package and are now offering a much lower sum.
This is because they seem to believe Dybala doesn’t have many more prestigious or lucrative proposals out there, so hope they can low-ball him.
It’s reported the club is prepared to risk letting Dybala go for free in the summer if he doesn’t accept the lower salary.
Among the clubs interested in the striker are Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Inter.