Paulo Dybala has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
The Argentine playmaker has been struggling this season scoring only 2 goals from 12 games.
Despite his underwhelming performance, Pirlo claims he still is an integral part of the squad handing him the captain’s armband twice already this season.
Pirlo said: ‘Absolutely. Champions like him are always fundamental in strong teams.
‘I train all the players. Dybala is one of them. His behaviour is great.
‘Unfortunately, he’s got this little injury, and yesterday he tried to force it, but he was worried he would hurt himself even more. We hope to have him back on Tuesday.’
When asked about leaving Juventus, Dybala said: ‘So many things that aren’t true have been said in relation to my contract.
‘My agent was in Turin for a long time and was never called up by the club. It disappoints me to hear talk of invested financial figures.
‘It would be better if the truth could be told, because talking about those aspects in this period pits the fans against me, with all the love I have for Juventus.’