Reports suggest that Angel Di Maria withdrew from the Juventus squad for their match against Bologna after being informed that he would only be named as a substitute. The Argentine World Cup winner was left out of Massimiliano Allegri’s 23-man squad, with the club citing an ankle injury as the reason for his absence. However, it is believed that Di Maria had a disagreement with Allegri before the game and subsequently pulled out of the squad in “suspicious circumstances”. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger has struggled to impress since joining Juventus on a one-year deal as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain. While his form improved after the World Cup in Qatar, he has come under criticism from supporters in recent weeks and has not contributed to a goal in his last nine outings for the club. Juventus are currently third in Serie A and are fighting for a top-four finish to secure Champions League football, with a three-point lead over fifth-placed Milan.