According to Skysport, Chelsea have tabled a bid for Palermo’s Paulo Dybala but Juventus may win the race get the high rated Argentine who is also interesting Manchester United and Arsenal according to reports. He has been one of Serie A’s revelation of the season.
According to Gustavo Mascardi who is one of the player’s representative, he will be having meetings with various clubs who are interested in signing the player.
Speaking to Tuttosport, he said: “Myself, (his other agent Pierpaolo) Triulzi and (Palermo president Maurizio) Zamparini are working in sync. Afterwards it will be seen. Now I am in Madrid. On Wednesday I was in Paris. During these days I am undertaking many interviews for Dybala.
“Triulzi is moving between Paris and London to listen to offers and afterwards he will assess them with me. The two of us are working in harmony with Zamparini to reach an agreement. Afterwards Dybala will decide.”
He went on to confirm that the player will be the one to decide his own future, he however added that Juventus are leading the race to sign the attacker and also revealed Chelsea to be the latest club to have tabled a bid for him.
“In the end, Dybala will choose the team in which he sees the best options to grow, and Zamparini will decide if the offer is appropriate for him.
“Juve would not be a bad option for him because he would continue his career in Italy for at least two more years. Yes, Juve are in pole position because the boy considers Juve as a good destination, because (Juve general manager Beppe) Marotta is a good friend that has submitted the highest bid for him so far.
“Zamparini is asking for €40m and it seems to me like a fair price. Chelsea presented an offer a while ago, but it was very low.”
However, although Chelsea could do with another striker especially with the injury situation of Diego Costa, €40m for a player that is likely to be back up to Diego Costa next season is unthinkable. This is not to take anything away from the Argentine, but I simply can’t see Jose Mourinho dropping Diego Costa from the first team for Paulo Dybala. What Chelsea needs right now is another defensive midfielder ( especially as Mikel and Ramires are likely to leave in the summer ) and a back up striker to Diego Costa. Someone who is good enough to play in the absence of the Spanish but also able to play alongside him.