Tottenham, Chelsea ready to pay up to €45m as Serie A striker nears exit

Date published: Thursday 25th March 2021 1:47 - Rob McCarthy

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Chelsea and Tottenham have been placed on alert with the news that Juventus are reportedly ready to sell striker Paulo Dybala this summer.

The Argentine forward has notched just three goals in an injury-hit campaign for the Bianconeri. With that in mind, and the fact that Dybala will be out of contract in the summer of 2022, Juve are looking to cash in on on their top stars at the end of the current season.

The Serie A giant’s sporting director Pavel Nedved recently dismissed talk of coach Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo moving on, However, he appeared to leave the door open to Dybala’s potential exit, with Liverpool also recently linked.

“We miss Paulo, he would have guaranteed us different attacking options and goals,” Nedved told DAZN.

“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.”

Barcelona were prepared to splash out in the excess of €100m for Dybala back in 2017. However, with goals drying up and Covid-19 hitting hard, the 27-year-old is now available for a bargain price.

Marca states that London duo Chelsea and Spurs remain interested in a deal. The report adds that the pair are willing to pay up to €45m (£39m) to get their man.

Tottenham actually agreed a deal for Dybala back in 2019, but the player’s image rights forced a collapse.


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Kane rumours spark Tottenham interest

By retaining their interest, the north London side are covering themselves in case the unthinkable happens with Harry Kane.

Their are strong rumours that the England skipper is growing tired of the lack of silverware at Spurs.

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That has led to links to a number of strikers in recent weeks, including the likes of Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.

As for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel is not convinced that Tammy Abraham is a long-term option at No.9.

Olivier Giroud is expected to move on this summer. Timo Werner has also struggled in a central role, when asked to play there.

All that could lead to a straight fight between the London rivals for Dybala, although other clubs from around Europe are sure to take notice if the player becomes available.

READ MORE: Bundesliga winger tipped to replace Bale in £27m Tottenham switch

 

 

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