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Chelsea, Spurs ‘potential contenders’ for Juventus’ Paulo Dybala — reports

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Familiar name

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Paulo Dybala is a name that should be familiar to many, if not most, not just for his goals and successes over the past six years, but for his multiple dramatic turns in the rumor mill. Chelsea were linked in 2017 and (quite strongly in) 2015 as well, the latter being the time when Dybala outgrew Palermo and looked to make the jump up to elite level, which he did to Juve.

As it so often happens, the round of rumors in 2017 led to a new and improved contract for the Argentina international. That same contract now has just a little over a year left on it, which means it’s time for some more big decisions. Dybala will turn 28 at the start of next season, which means he’s still in his prime (probably) and in a prime position to get one more big contract — though the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic might make that a bit harder.

And so the game begins by Dybala (who’s represented by his brother) getting linked with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, who are said to be “potential contenders” by France Football (via Sport Witness). Meanwhile, Barcelona and PSG could also be interested as per Corriere dello Sport, with potential swap deals mooted for either Antoine Griezmann or Mauro Icardi. The Old Lady’s own €10m-a-yar contract offer has been scuppered by the pandemic, it would appear.

After five years of consistent minutes and returns, Dybala’s form (and fitness) have taken a bit of a hit this season, but he certainly remains an excellent player. Juve’s asking price is said to be around €50m, which would reasonable for a player of his caliber.

Dybala mostly plays as a centre forward or as a second striker and he could be an option for Chelsea should Erling Haaland prove to be a pipe dream.