According to quotes attributed to the agent of Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea target Paulo Dybala, Chelsea have put in a bid of €41m for the high rated Argentine. Just two days ago the player’s agent confirmed Chelsea’s bid but claimed it was too small. The initial bid was speculated to be in the region of €20-€30 million.
Aside Chelsea, French ligue UN champions PSG have also reportedly put in a bid for the player. PSG’s bid is said to be €46m. Confirming this, the super agent was quoted as saying;
“Paris St Germain have already come forward with an offer of about €46m and Chelsea had already reached €41m,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We’re now at the stage where the price cannot be lower than €50m [£36m]. Paulo is in no hurry and will take his decision calmly.
However, if you believe Palermo’s president, then Chelsea and PSG may be given a run for their money by both Arsenal and Juventus. According to Maurizio Zamparini, both Arsenal and Juventus are also very keen on the player but neither is yet to put in a bid.
With Chelsea having shortage of strikers and likely to be made worst by the likely departure of Drogba in the summer, Chelsea could do with another striker. Someone who is able to support Diego Costa or replace him when his usual harmstring problem surfaces. Dybala is a very good player having seen him play couple of times, I can tell he is someone Chelsea could do with next season in both the premier league and in Europe. His playing style is totally different from that of Diego Costa which means they both can play together in a team or separately depending on the formation employed.
However I do not think €50 million for a player who is having his first real good season is realistic. He is a good player no doubt but definitely not one in the class of €50 million or £36 million.