Tottenham Hotspur are ‘in the running’ to sign Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala after it was revealed he will leave the Serie A giants at the end of the season, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Antonio Conte, who was appointed as Spurs’ head coach last November, is likely to bolster his squad when the window reopens in the summer and Dybala could head to north London.
What’s the latest news involving Dybala?
It was revealed by Goal’s Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti earlier this afternoon that the Turin-based club will not be extending Dybala’s contract.
Dybala’s current deal, worth £222,000-per-week, is set to expire at the end of the campaign and the revelation has put some of Europe’s leading clubs on red alert.
Spanish sources have recently claimed Tottenham are among the frontrunners to secure the 28-year-old’s services and the north Londoners have already made a firm offer.
The report suggests Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici’s influence could play a key role in getting a deal over the line as he previously worked with Dybala while he was at Juventus, but Inter Milan are also interested.
A move to La Liga could otherwise be on the cards as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are understood to be keen on Dybala.
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What has Dean Jones said about Dybala?
Jones believes a breakdown in contract negotiations between Dybala and Juventus could play into Spurs’ hands.
The transfer insider also feels welcoming the attacker to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could give the north Londoners a boost in their attempts to keep Harry Kane at the club.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “This Dybala news is hugely significant to Spurs – they will certainly be in the running for him.
“He could be the man that helps convince Harry Kane of their ambition.”
Why is Dybala of interest to Spurs?
There is no doubting that Dybala would add plenty of firepower to Conte’s options as he has found the back of the net 142 times and recorded a further 64 assists in 392 appearances over the course of his club career.
A whopping 113 of those strikes have come for Juventus and despite doubts over his future persisting for a prolonged period, the 32-cap Argentina international has still been a regular starter this season.
Tottenham have failed to get their hands on a major trophy since winning what is now the Carabao Cup in 2008, but clinching silverware is something Dybala has become accustomed to.