Former Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has said that Paulo Dybala can be the key player when Inter face Juventus on Sunday, according to a report in the Italian media.

Speaking during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Miralem Pjanic explained that he thinks the game will be very evenly matched but Paulo Dybala can be the difference-maker for Juventus.

“For me it’s 50-50, but Paulo Dybala can decide the game too. I think Allegri will make him play from the start. Paulo has the head of a champion, he will always be ready.”

The Argentine forward is going to be leaving Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season and is heavily linked with a move to Inter.

Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala are friends from their time in Turin together and the Bosnian got in touch when the news broke that Juventus are not going to try and keep the forward.

“I wrote to Paulo immediately when I found out because for me he is a friend, I have always liked playing with him. I wrote to him that he is a great champion and he replied: “Thanks, brother, I love you”.

“I think I understand how he feels, he never pulled back even when he was hurt, he never chose not to play to safeguard himself.”

He then said that he can understand that the club have started a fresh project with different players at the centre of it.

“But I also understand the club, which was very clear. I think they chose a different project, with players more suited to that idea.”

Miralem Pjanic is often remembered by Inter fans for a foul on Rafinha that he was not sent off for in a 3-2 win over Inter in 2018.

“I feel like saying enough, let’s talk about something else. In that action, I jumped like that, I certainly didn’t want to hurt him.

“Sure, I know I could have taken the second yellow, but in my opinion the first yellow card was wrong. Years later, I’d like to remember our great comeback, not a decision by Orsato.”