Report: Chelsea open talks over signing 'extraordinary' attacker on a free, Guardiola says he's 'very good'

Chelsea are reportedly one of several top clubs in talks over signing Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala.

The 28-years-old’s out of contract at the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season, so clubs are in moving in to try snap him up on a free transfer.

According to 90min, Chelsea have started discussions with the Argentine forward’s representatives. Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all in talks, too.

The report explains one potential stumbling block is that clubs are not yet convinced the player will want to play in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

In addition, some still feel the left-footed attacker could end up staying with the Serie A giants and signing a new contract beyond the summer.

Juventus boss Max Allegri has previously called Dybala “extraordinary”, and he’s key within his current side.

He’s scored 12 goals and made six assists in 27 games across all competitions this season for the Italian giants.

Dybala, who’s been described as “very good” in the past by highly respected Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, has bucket loads of individual ability.

The South American’s got the versatility to play anywhere across the frontline with his pace, touch and eye for goal. Also, he loves dropping deeper into pockets of space to help link play.

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Chelsea don’t need

Yes, Dybala’s an extremely tempting option on a free. You’ve got to consider the kind of wages he would demand, though.

The Blues have some great options to play in creative attacking positions like Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech.

It’s an out-and-out striker that Thomas Tuchel’s side are craving, and hopefully Blues frontman Romelu Lukaku can really burst into life with some of his best form.

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