Report: Spurs and Chelsea competing for Serie A striker’s signature

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According to a report by France Football (as relayed by Calcio Mercato), Tottenham Hotspur have shown interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala ahead of the summer.

Dybala almost completed a move to Spurs in the summer of 2019, with the transfer reportedly collapsing on transfer deadline day due to issues with the players’ ownership rights (Independent).

The Argentine was in sublime form for Juve last season, taking home the Serie A Player of the Season award.

However, the forward has had to be content with a bit-part role under Andrea Pirlo this campaign.

France Football claims that with Dybala set to run into the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season, Juve could be set to cash in on him.

The report reveals that the Serie A giants value the former Palermo man at €55-60m (£47-51m) despite his contract situation, with Spurs and Chelsea both showing interest in his services.

It is suggested that Chelsea are the more likely of the two clubs to complete a deal for Dybala, with a possible swap deal involving one of Jorginho, Christian Pulisic or Timo Werner mooted as a possibility.

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Perhaps Tottenham are only being mentioned as a possible destination for Dybala due to the club’s previous interest in the forward. I cannot see Spurs being willing to pay around £50m for any player in the summer, let alone one with just 12 months left on his contract. In fact, spending £20-25m on Danny Ings would represent much better value for money, with the Saints striker also set to enter the final year of his contract at St Mary’s.

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