Paulo Dybalo to Chelsea; Latest Transfer News
Paulo Dybalo to Chelsea; Latest Transfer News. Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Paulo Dybala as Mauricio Pochettino tries to strengthen his frontline options. Following his strong performances for Roma, the 29-year-old forward has recently been extensively linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
He played 25 times for Jose Mourinho’s side in Serie A last season, directly contributing to 19 goals. His contract at the Stadio Olimpico expires in 2025. Dybala’s spectacular performances helped the Italian giants reach the Europa League final and beat Juventus to a top-six finish.
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Despite the fact that Chelsea have already signed Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson this summer, the Argentina international is expected to give good cover in attack. While Dybala can play wide right, he is far more efficient as a No.10 or second striker, which is most likely what Pochettino has in mind.
According to Calciomercato, Dybala is willing to turn down Premier League interest in order to sign a new contract with Roma. According to the source, the Italian club intends to considerably increase his base wage to €6 million (£5.1 million) every season, with €2 million (£1.7 million) in add-ons.
Roma is also claimed to want to eliminate his release clause, which is €12 million (£10.3 million) for international clubs and €20 million (£17 million) for Italian clubs. According to Calciomercato, Giallorossi owner Dan Friedkin would be pleased to extend Dybala’s contract after shirts with his name and number have already sold out.
Chelsea are mulling a move for Dybala, who has been particularly sought by Pochettino, according to Italian journalist Matteo De Santis, as quoted by RomaPress. Despite his modest release clause, Roma are unconcerned with the Blues’ interest and are certain that they can keep him for next season, according to the article.
After exploding onto the scene at Juventus, Dybala was given his first call-up to the senior national squad in 2015, at the age of 21. Lionel Messi was asked about his journey to prominence in an interview with Tuttosport.
“Paulo is a great player, and he has a bright future ahead of him,” the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner remarked. “I have no doubt that people will be talking about him a lot in the coming years.”
Pochettino elevated Dybala to the same level as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League match against Juventus in 2018. According to Football Italia, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager stated, “He’s a great footballer, and Juve is a different team when he’s on the pitch and when he’s not.”
He, like Messi, Cristiano, and Neymar, can provide the squad with a variety of choices. It will be more difficult for Juventus to play without Dybala.
“However, they have many other players, such as [Federico] Bernardeschi.” We want to be at the same level as Juve and have the same motivation.”