Italian journalist Furio Focolari has claimed that Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici will not want to bring Paulo Dybala to North London. 

Since Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed earlier this week that Dybala will leave the Serie A club as a free agent this summer (TuttoMercatoWeb), the speculation over the Argentine’s future has run rife.

The likes of Foot Mercato and Sky Italia have named Spurs as one of the leading contenders for the forward’s signature.

90 min have reported that the 28-year-old’s agent is in contact with Tottenham as well as other Premier League clubs ahead of a potential summer transfer. 

Calciomercato.it claimed recently that Dybala could demand a contract worth €7m (£5.8m) per season to sign on the dotted line, with the former Palermo man having demanded a similar salary during his failed contract negotiations with Juventus.

However, Focolari has said that Paratici, who brought Dybala to the Allianz Stadium, will not want to sign the forward, particularly if his reported salary demands are true.

The journalist said on Radio Radio (30/03/22 – as relayed by Calciomercato.it): “One like Dybala must be taken. Juve left him, and Inter must take him. 

“Knowing Paratici’s idea on Dybala, he will never take him unless Dybala is satisfied with a salary of four million euros (£65k per week). But he will never do it.”

Spurs Web Opinion

If Conte and Paratici want Dybala, I do not think the Argentine’s salary demands would stop Spurs from pursuing the 28-year-old, particularly given that there is no transfer fee involved. However, I doubt if the Juve forward is at the top of Conte’s wishlist. 

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