Tottenham, Chelsea willing to pay up to €55m for difference-making forward

Tottenham, Chelsea willing to pay up to €55m for difference-making forward

A report from France has revealed that London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea are willing to pay up to €55million for a Juventus star this summer.

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala is the player in question, with the Serie A giants ready to offload the player.

France Football claims that Juve want to cash in on Dybala to raise funds for a new attacker, with Spurs and Chelsea major contenders for his signature.

The report, as cited by Sport Witness, claims the duo are ready to pay between €50m and €55m to land the player.

Juventus will need to sell Dybala this summer to get any kind of value for the striker. That is due to the fact that his contract runs out in 2022.

The 27-year-old has only scored three goals and added two assists in 16 appearances this season. However, Dybala has not featured in the Juve side since January due to a ligament injury.

The former Palermo star has been a target for Tottenham since Mauricio Pochettino’s days at the club. That interest has continued under Jose Mourinho, who wants another proven marksman alongside Harry Kane.

Chelsea’s interest is not that surprising, given Timo Werner’s struggles since his move to London last summer.

Veteran forward Olivier Giroud is expected to move on at the end of the season. There are also doubts over Tammy Abraham’s long-term future at the club.

To that end, Thomas Tuchel is very much on the hunt for a new addition to his squad, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland also on his radar.

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LaLiga boss keen on deal for Tottenham star 

Villarreal boss Unai Emery has indicated he would jump at the chance to keep Tottenham loanee Juan Foyth.

The versatile Foyth penned  a new contract with Spurs before going out on loan to Villarreal last October.

The Argentina centre-back extended his association with Spurs until the summer of 2023. His future though in north London is unclear.

He fell down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho and decided to move out on loan in a bid to get some football.

The defender has made 23 appearances in all competitions in a variety of positions for the Yellow Submarine.

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Foyth has played as a  centre-back in the Champions League, while he has been used in a defensive midfield role in LaLiga and at right-back.

Emery is a fan of the 23-year-old and says he wanted to sign him for Paris Saint-Germain prior to his arrival at Spurs from Estudiantes in 2017.

“I knew Juan Foyth, I called him to sign for PSG, but he had already signed with Tottenham,” Emery told AS (via Sport Witness).

“He was a player that we knew well and knew that his versatility would give us a lot. That versatility and his quality is what we acquire. That’s why we signed him, and now he has given us what we expected.

“His performance has been very good, he has fulfilled all the options at a high, very high level. His versatility was what we wanted, in addition to playing as a centre-back.”

Asked if he wanted to keep the player, he said: “If I would keep him? The truth is that it is something that we must wait for. But if it were up to me, yes, I would keep him with us.”

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