Chelsea and Manchester United ‘will compete this summer to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala despite PSG leading the race for the forward’, with Italian giants looking to raise money
- Chelsea and Man United are interested in signing Paulo Dybala, it is said
- The Argentinian has been linked with a departure from Juventus this summer
- The financially stricken Old Lady is reportedly hoping to raise £ 85 million in sales
Chelsea and Manchester United will compete for Juventus star Paulo Dybala, but they are reported to face stiff competition from PSG.
Dybala’s future in Turin looks questionable as his contract expires at the end of next season, and the Old Lady is said to be looking for a handful of their highest paid stars.
The 27-year-old was voted Serie A MVP last season, but hasn’t had the best of seasons this time – scoring just three times in the league in an injury campaign, while also struggling with Covid’s fallout. .
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been strongly linked to a departure from the club this summer
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (L) and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) are both enthusiastic
Dybala has been a peripheral figure under boss Andrea Pirlo of late, and while Juve’s coach insisted he stay put, Tuttosport report that the Blues and United are both circling.
However, Paris Saint Germain is ‘in pole position’ for Dybala, it adds, in a move that would see him join fellow Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, as well as superstars Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.
Juventus announced losses of £ 99 million for the first six months of 2020-2021 and will sell a number of players to keep their finances stable.
Last week, Italian media claimed the club would sell at least six first-team players to raise around £ 85 million this summer, and it has also been reported that due to their high salaries, they will be forced to sell Dybala or Ronaldo.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint Germain are the main contenders for Dybala’s signature
Juventus will have to sell either Dybala or Cristiano Ronaldo (R), Italian media report
Considering how crucial Ronaldo has been this term – scoring 32 times in 37 games – it looks like Dybala would be more expendable, and he wouldn’t be short of offers given his status as one of Europe’s best forwards.
Dybala came close to Manchester United in the summer of 2019, before the move failed – while also having advanced talks with Tottenham before entrusting his future to Juve.
United needs a new striker to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack – the club signed Edinson Cavani last season, but the Uruguayan has remained a backup option for the Red Devils.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking for extra firepower after Timo Werner, who cost £ 53m, struggled to adjust during his first season in England.