Report: Chelsea offered the chance to sign £40m ace who was compared to 'Roberto Baggio'
Chelsea will be presented the opportunity to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus this summer, according to the Daily Star.
Dybala has been with the Old Lady since 2015 after joining as fresh faced 21-year-old from Palermo for £23.4m (BBC Sport).
After half decade, well over 200 appearances and five Serie A titles, it seems the Argentinian’s time in Italy is coming to a close.
He is yet to commit to the new contract that Juventus are offering him, with his current deal ending next June.
This means that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs may have the chance to sign Dybala if he doesn’t renew his agreement at the Allianz Stadium.
It would be a major coup for either London club, but one that would be met with warning signs.
The 27-year-old’s talent is undeniable.
Ex Juventus star Liam Brady once told Goal: “He (Dybala) is a very exciting prospect. He reminds me of Roberto Baggio.”
However, the creative forward has a chequered medical history, which would certainly be a deterrent for any interested parties.
Dybala hasn’t kicked a ball since suffering a medial collateral ligament injury in January.
Signing him could cost Chelsea or Spurs £40m (Daily Star), with Juventus looking to cash in before he can move for free next year.
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From what I’ve seen of Dybala, he is a special kind of player.
Extremely elegant, intelligent and with an eye for goal. A dream asset for any team.
But with his injury problems and the fact Chelsea are well stocked in attacking areas, I’m not sure if this would be the smartest move.