Argentine playmaker Paulo Dybala has emerged as a prospective buy for two London giants at the end of the season – including Chelsea, reports DailyMail. Tottenham is the other club.
Dybala has been the talk of many transfer rumors throughout the years since his Palermo days, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid all interested in the services of the creative forward.
This season he looks out of contention like never before, falling behind Federico Chiesa, Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski in the pecking order.
The No.10 enters his final year of contract in Turin and Juventus might just let him leave in order to cash in before he becomes a free agent.
His asking price is touted to be around the €60-70m mark and the possible bids from London are said to be just lower, around the €50m range.
The Blues have been linked twice before – once in 2015 when he was emerging on the world stage with Palermo and then in 2017 with Juventus, just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
His agent, Gustavo Mascardi, told Gazzetta dello Sport in 2015 (via Goal.com) that Palermo had received two bids from top European clubs, including Chelsea who offered a deal of £28.8m.
He has appeared sporadically for Pirlo’s Juventus this season, owing to his medial collateral ligament injury that has seen him cap just 16 times throughout the season. He has scored three goals and made two assists in only 859 minutes of game time. (transfermarkt)
Dybala will undoubtedly propel Chelsea’s attacking quality. However, his inconsistent performances due to fitness problems in recent years cannot be understated.
A move away from Italy looks advantageous for 27-year-old, although it remains to be seen whether the Premier League’s physicality will suit him.