Chelsea & Man Utd Do Battle As President Confirms Talks Over €41m Striker

By on February 24, 2015

The January transfer window is now closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea and Man Utd are linked with Paulo Dybala…..

Chelsea and Manchester United are going head-to-head over the signing of Paulo Dybala with the Palermo president confirming he’s in constant contact with ‘major English clubs’ over the strikers sale, according to reports.

Dybala has become one of the hottest properties in European football after enjoying a breakthrough year that’s seen him score 12 goals in 23 Serie A appearances so far this campaign.

The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from a whole host of top clubs with Chelsea and Manchester United understood to be desperate to lure him to the Premier League, while Paris Saint Germain and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be keen on the striker.

Palermo are resigned to selling the Argentinean after he spurned their offer of a contract extension and president Maurizio Zamparini has now confirmed he’s in regular contact with the ‘major English clubs’ and he’ll look to find an agreement that suites all parties this summer.

“The presidents of the major English clubs and PSG called me. I’m in constant contact with them.

“There is great interest in Dybala. We will look to find an agreement which serves the interest of both the player and Palermo.” Zamparini is quoted as saying by the Express

Dybala is set to enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season but that hasn’t stopped Palermo reportedly slapping a €41m (£30m) price-tag on his head – although I’m sure the likes of Chelsea and United will hope to negotiate that price down slightly given his contract situation.

Jose Mourinho will need to bring in a replacement for Didier Drogba once the Chelsea legend leaves this summer while Louis van Gaal is also likely to be on the look-out for another striker as he’s not expected to make Radamel Falcao’s loan move permanent.

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Dybala would certainly be an exciting addition for either club and Palermo are clearly keen to sell now that he’s refused to sign a new contract, so an auction over his signature is sure to ensue this summer. Chelsea and United both have the financial firepower to pull off a deal, but we’ll have to wait and see if either can win the race for one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers.

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