Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain To Resume Battle For Paulo Dybala In January
Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain are set to battle for Paulo Dybala's signature in January, according to new reports.
During the summer transfer window, the 25-year-old has been heavily linked with Spurs but an agreement with Juventus failed to push through. However, a report by Football Italia claims that Mauricio Pochettino will resume going for Dybala in January.
Along with Tottenham, PSG will also reportedly continue their pursuit for the 25-year-old after a failed deal this summer. Parc des Princes also failed to seal the deal despite reports of a £73million move.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also expressed interest in Dybala. It was reported that he was on the brink of joining the Red Devils, but could not agree personal terms.
United were rumored to be interested in Dybala as part of a potential swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku. However, the Red Devils ended negotiations because of the forward's wage demands, per Simon Stone at BBC Sport.
@PauDybala_JR making defenders look silly is life pic.twitter.com/4lLmz67uIQ — Dugout (@Dugout) September 6, 2019
Dybala has been with Juventus after a £23million move from Palermo. However, he has fallen out of favor following the arrival of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid worth £105 million last summer. Last month, it was reported that Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has ruled out selling Dybala before the end of the transfer window on Sept. 2. The Argentine has been linked with several clubs, but the sporting director insisted that he won't be going anywhere in an interview with Sky Italy. "We can absolutely rule out Dybala leaving this summer. We can exclude that as a possibility," Paratici said. "This is a club that leaves a good impression, as often players want to come back when they have left, most recently Gigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci."
Martusciello: "Our goal is to win. However, it's important that everyone is pulling together in the same direction."#JuveNapoli #ForzaJuve — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 30, 2019
Dybala's last campaign with Juventus had been disappointing, managing only five goals and five assists in Serie A. Unfortunately, the young Argentine was overshadowed by Ronaldo.
Dybala is expected to have more game time and hopefully will be given a chance to sport his skills under new manager Maurizio Sarri in the 2019-2020 season.