Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants Chelsea to sign AS Roma attacker Paulo Dybala, who has a release clause worth €12 million.

According to Italian journalist Matteo De Santis, Paulo Dybala is the subject of interest from Chelsea. Mauricio Pochettino wants the West London club to sign the World Cup winner. And the Blues are internally discussing a move for the AS Roma attacker, whose release clause is worth €12 million.

Paulo Dybala has established himself as one of the best players in Serie A in the past decade. The 29-year-old arrived in Italy in July 2012 when he joined Palermo from Instituto AC. But his stock skyrocketed during his seven-year stint with Juventus between July 2015 and June 2022. And he has enjoyed a second wind since moving to AS Roma in a Bosman move last summer.

The Argentine international has amassed 18 goals and eight assists in 38 appearances thus far for AS Roma. Meanwhile, the experienced attacker was a part of Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad in Qatar. As for Dybala’s future at the club level, a release clause worth €12 million has alerted several high-profile clubs. And Chelsea will look to secure his services this summer.

Reports in May suggested intermediaries had offered Chelsea the chance to secure Dybala’s services. And the Blues are now interested in signing the former Juventus attacker in the summer transfer window. That he has a release clause worth €12 million makes him an attractive prospect.

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Matteo De Santis has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino wants Chelsea to secure Dybala’s services. Reports earlier this year have already made such claims. But it is surprising that the Premier League heavyweights are keen on signing the World Cup winner.

Christopher Nkunku, who takes up positions similar to Dybala, has joined Chelsea this summer. And with Nicolas Jackson likely to be the first-choice striker for the West London club, it is unclear how the 29-year-old might fit into the scheme of things. Nonetheless, the Blues are internally evaluating a summer move for him.

Dybala’s release clause of €12 million for foreign clubs expires on July 30. So Chelsea will only have a few more days to take a final call on securing the player’s services. And it will be interesting to see if the World Cup winner joins the Premier League club this summer.

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