Transfer News: Chelsea target Paulo Dybala closes in on Inter Milan
According to Football.London, Chelsea target Paulo Dybala, who is set to leave Juventus on a free transfer this summer, is closing in on Serie A rivals Inter Milan.
The former Palermo man joined Juventus in 2015 and after seven successful years at Turin, the 28-year-old is set to walk away from the Old Lady on a free at the end of his contract. A star in his own right, Dybala has been a great servant to Juventus.
Playing 39 times for the Old Lady this season, Dybala has scored 15 goals and provided six more assists in all competitions during a difficult season for Juventus. No longer the dominant force they once were, the Turin giants could be eyeing a major rebuild ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Blues had been credited with an interest in Paulo Dybala for quite some time and even started talks with the 28-year-old ahead of the penalties. Unfortunately for Chelsea, the talented Argentinian is reportedly set to move to Giuseppe Meazza.
It’s no secret that Chelsea, who were flying high at the time, have lost a lot since the restrictions were imposed on them following Roman Abramovich’s sanctions. It remains to be seen whether he will end up biting us in pursuit of Dybala.
The 28-year-old could be just one more player the Blues have missed out on due to the inability to hold transfer talks with any player. The striker would have thrived in a Thomas Tuchel team and his versatility would have been key to the German manager’s ideas.
The 28-year-old is capable of playing anywhere on the forward line and even as an attacking midfielder and such a player would have been perfect for us. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case, with the Argentine preferring to go elsewhere.
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Although it’s not over yet and you never say never in football, a move for Dybala seems like a missed opportunity for the Blues. It feels like a story of what could have been and hope Chelsea don’t regret the fact that they missed it.