Jose Mourinho wants Daniel Levy to bankroll a move for Paulo Dybala after Tottenham were named as one of just two contenders to sign the Juventus star.
Dybala will be out of contract at Juventus in 2022, and there are no plans to discuss a renewal. As such, it seems both Juve and Dybala are open to the idea of parting ways in the January window.
With a departure now possible, reports earlier this week claimed Dybala’s agent had contacted six Premier League sides to gauge interest.
However, it’s now reported that just one of – Tottenham – have shown their hand. And it’s reported Mourinho is driving efforts to bring Dybala to Tottenham.
As per Todofijaches, Mourinho wants to ‘finish off what Mauricio Pochettino started’ and bring Dybala to north London. That alludes to a previous attempt in sumer 2019 to sign Dybala. A deal looked imminent before a charge of heart saw the Argentine turn down Manchester United and Tottenham.
However, Spurs look much better placed this time around with a parting of ways seemingly likely.
It’s reported Mourinho wants to bring in Dybala and team him up in attack with Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Gareth Bale. It’s claimed Mourinho will tell Levy that that four-man attack could be the key to Tottenham unlocking their title dreams.
However, Fijaches claims Spurs aren’t the only ones in the running to sign Dybala. They claim PSG are the other side who have expressed their interest.
They claim the Ligue 1 giants are in the market for a big-name forward with Kylian Mbappe likely to leave this summer. Real Madrid look the most likely destination for the France superstar.
While not a like-for-like replacement, Fijaches claims PSG have already made their move for Dybala. As per the source, their sporting director Leonardo has spoken with his agent over a move to the French capital.
Furthermore, it’s reported Juve have placed an ambitious €80m fee on Dybala’s head. However, a fee of around €50m-€60m looks more realistic given his deal has just 18 months left to run.
Tottenham’s transfer record stands at the £54m paid for Tanguy Ndombele. Were Spurs to pay €60m it would narrowly beat the fee they paid Lyon for the French midfielder.
Kane talks title chances
Kane, meanwhile, has opened up about Tottenham’s Premier League title chances.
Mourinho’s side head into the weekend’s fixtures top of the table. Having already beaten the likes of Manchester United, Man City and Arsenal, there’s a growing belief this could be Spurs’ year. The year (season) does end in with ‘1’ after all…
Kane though is refusing to take anything for granted. He does admit he’s enjoying his football under Mourinho after netting eight goals in 11 games.
“I’d probably say it’s the best form I’ve been in in my life, the best start to the season for sure,” he said.
“But there’s still a long way to go. I’ve had seasons when we’ve been top for a while but it’s a long hard race to be there at the end.
“We haven’t quite done it over the last few years but we’re just taking each game as it comes.
“Results, like we’ve got against Arsenal and obviously City a couple of weeks ago, will only help us, so we’ve just got to keep it going.”