According to transfer news from Metro, Chelsea are all set to go up against Tottenham for the signature of Paulo Dybala. It has been said that both clubs are ready to spend nearly €45m for the Juventus forward whose contract is set to end in 2022.
The Juventus star has come on the radar of Chelsea and now is a top target for Thomas Tuchel. The Argentine international is having an under-par season much like his club, and an exit from Europe means that Juventus are looking to offload players.
Dybala has not flourished under Andrea Pirlo as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa are regulars in the forward line.
He is currently out with an injury but prior to that, he had just scored 3 goals in 16 games this season. This is not the first time Dybala has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
In 2019, he was strongly tipped to move to either Tottenham or Manchester United. Ultimately, an issue with image rights led to him staying back. However, even after a great 2019/20 season, Dybala looks nowhere close to those levels this season.
Juve’s sporting director and icon, Pavel Nedved somewhat left the door open for Dybala’s future.
‘We miss Paulo, he would have guaranteed us different attacking options and goals. He has a contract for one more year and I have nothing more to add to what [CEO Fabio] Paratici and president [Andrea] Agnelli have already said. But it is clear that at Juventus we evaluate every business opportunity.’
It would surely interest potential suitors such as Chelsea and Spurs, who are keeping tabs on the situation. Quite how this unravels is anyone’s guess but the Blues could well pounce on him if the contract talks go south.