Mauricio Pochettino is trying to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the 2023/24 season, and Roma star Paulo Dybala is the latest player to be linked with a move to Chelsea.
Following reports that Dybala could leave Rome for London ahead of next season, the Argentine midfielder has revealed his chats with the 29-year-old.
The Roma forward has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League before, with Tottenham agreeing to sign him four years ago.
Dybala has a release clause in his contract that allows him to join a foreign club for as little as £10 million this summer.
Last season, Dybala played 25 times for Jose Mourinho’s team in Serie A, directly assisting 19 goals.
The Italian giants were able to defeat Juventus and advance to the Europa League final thanks to Dybala’s captivating performances.
Following Mason Mount’s move to Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino is widely believed to be interested in signing his fellow Argentine at Chelsea with a view to strengthening his attack with creative players.
Last weekend, Paulo Dybala and Thiago Silva attended the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where Thiago Silva was questioned about a possible summer transfer for Dybala.
The Brazilian replied: “I saw Paulo Dybala here, they talk about him at Chelsea. I hope he arrives. I’ve talked with him and asked him if he is coming. He is a world-class player.
“Normally we speak in Spanish or Portuguese. I asked him if he wanted to come to Chelsea, but he didn’t want to answer. He is a champion. If he were to come, he would give a great hand.”
Enzo Fernandez, Dybala’s Argentina teammate, has disclosed that the 29-year-old expects to join him at Stamford Bridge this summer. When asked about the speculation tying Dybala to Chelsea, Fernandez told Argentine outlet Ole, “Yes, I saw something about that.”
“We’ll see. I hope he comes. I talked to him and told him that I’m waiting for him to share a barbecue or something. I need someone to share the maté’s.”