Chelsea plot sensational move for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala

Dybala has struggled with injuries of late. 

Paulo Dybala of Juventus

Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala next summer as the Londoners want to extend their spending spree for another summer.

It is also added that the Blues missed out on Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez in the recently concluded transfer window as the Argentine looked persistent on a transfer to Barcelona. Hence, Chelsea have now turned their attention towards his compatriot Dybala, who has only two years left in his current deal.

Despite being pivotal for the Old Lady to win the Scudetto last season, Dybala looks to have fallen out of favour under Andrea Pirlo due to the lack of physical form. The 26-year-old racked 17 goals and 14 assists in all competitions last season, with him being named Serie A’s MVP in the end. However, he sustained an injury in the later stage, which saw him miss against Cagliari and Roma in the final two games of the league.

Dybala was the Serie A’s top goal scorer in the 17/18 season; however, he suffered a massive dip in the season that preceded. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, coupled with the fall out with then-manager Max Allegri made the Argentine chase his shadow. Last season, Dybala was restored to his best by Sarri, who managed to form an effective Dybala-Ronaldo partnership.

Now, the odds are stacked against Dybala as finds him down the pecking order behind Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata. Kulusevski has already impressed this season while Pirlo persistently chased Morata to get him signed on loan

Furthermore, there are no signs yet for the Argentine’s contract extension talks with the Bianconeri. Juve are also reportedly willing to cash in on Dybala, who is rated at around 72m pounds.

Dybala is not new to the Premier League links as he looked closer to joining Manchester United or Tottenham on the deadline day of the transfer window last summer.

The Argentine confirmed the interest later, saying that it happened when the Bianconeri deemed him transferable.

Dybala said,

“It was more or less last year at this point when Juventus didn’t want to count on me, didn’t want me to continue playing here.

“That’s when I was contacted and there were some clubs that were interested in me. Among those were Manchester United and Tottenham.

“I think for a long time there were conversations, then Paris Saint-Germain also appeared.

However, Dybala decided to stay put in the end, which later coincided with the arrival of Sarri, who got the best out of Argentine.

The Blues are already stacked up with attacking talents like Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Nonetheless, the Londoners are willing to make a move for another marquee player Dybala.    

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