Paulo Dybala insists he wants to remain at Juventus for ‘a long time’ and stories linking him to Barcelona should be ignored.

In a lengthy interview with Corriere dello Sport, La Joya talked of his desire to remain with the Bianconeri for some time and says Paul Pogba still misses Juventus.

“Messi? He was my idol, and I dreamed of playing with him,” Dybala told the paper.

“The first time [with the Argentina squad] was an unforgettable experience, the top was an exchange of passes when I set him up to shoot.

“Could we be together at Barcelona? It’s just gossip, I’m very attached to the Bianconero shirt, people need to understand that I have a strong relationship with Juve and not listen to rumours.

“I’m happy to be here, and I want to be part of this team for a long time.

“Pogba? We stay in touch. We lack his quality on the pitch and we miss his laughter in the dressing room. But he misses us too, just look where we are in the table and look at Manchester United.”

“The Ballon d’Or? At the moment it’s right that it alternates between Messi and Ronaldo.

“Do I think about it? All the time. In this year’s edition I didn’t get any votes, but just to be nominated at 22 is amazing. Now I want to go higher.”

Dybala turned his attention to this weekends clash against AS Roma and insists it won’t just be Roma in the title race.

“Are Roma the anti-Juventus?.

“That’s what the table says, but the reality is there are many anti-Juves. We’ve been winning for many years, so it’s normal that it’d be that way. When we go out onto the pitch on Saturday, it won’t just be Roma against us, but that’s a motivation as far as we’re concerned. If we win on Saturday it would be a big signal to those chasing us.

“Totti? He’s part of the history of world football. I’ve always admired him, when I played against him for Palermo I asked for his shirt.

“If I think that he made his debut before I was even born, I get chills. To still be playing for your favourite team at 40 is a dream which everyone wants to live.

“I’m good friends with Iturbe, he’s strong and I’d like to see him play more. The fact that he’s out of the picture tells you a lot about how strong the Giallorossi’s attack is.

“I also know Paredes and he’ll be important for the future of the Argentinian national team.

“Pjanic? He’s got to get ready, he already faced Lyon, another of his former teams. He’s a great professional.

“In training we joked with him about whether or not Nainggolan was really refusing to talk to him. He didn’t answer…

“Nainggolan is a fighter, he’s crucial to their game and we saw that in the last match too.

“The SuperCoppa? Juventus are always favourites, because of our players, our Coach and our history. As for Milan, I like teams which focus on youngsters, it’s not normal in Italy. Don’t forget that after the San Siro defeat, this will be a rematch.

“We want the first trophy of the season.”

Finally, La Joya talked about his Champions League objectives with Juventus.

“I don’t like to talk about a dream, because in a dream you wake up and it’s all over.

“Let’s talk about objectives. Ours are to get to Cardiff and to try and become legends with a sixth-consecutive Scudetto. There are a lot of rivals, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Manchester City. It’ll be tough, but we’re there.

“We’re top of Serie A and we finished top of our Champions League group, what more could we do?

“Of course we haven’t played perfectly, but we need patience because there have been a lot of changes.

“Fortunately we have a very good Coach [Max Allegri] to integrate the new faces into the group.

“There’s a very good relationship with him, he talks to us and makes us feel good. Since I’ve been here he’s helped me and given me valuable advice.”

“Higuain? Being criticised is the fate of the strongest players.

“It has even happened to Messi. We can’t ask for any more from him, he’s scoring important goals and he always tries to help the team.

“He’s happy to be at Juventus, I watch him a lot and I try to learn from him. We hang out off the pitch, we often go to dinner together.

“It’s not just him, we’re a good group and you can see that. Mario is as important as Gonzalo.

“Could we all play together? We tested it in a friendly with Espanyol, and for a few minutes with Dinamo Zagreb.

“I think given our features we can do it, even in a game which is in progress.”