Paulo Dybala Dismisses Chelsea Transfer Speculation and Commits to Roma
Roma star Paulo Dybala has put an end to the recent speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea. The Argentine forward has confirmed that he is staying with the Serie A club and is motivated for the upcoming pre-season.
The rumors of Dybala’s potential move to Chelsea began circulating after it was revealed that he had a release clause in his contract allowing him to join a team outside of Italy for just €12 million. New Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is known to be a big fan of his compatriot, had reportedly shown interest in signing Dybala during his previous spells at Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain.
Further fuel was added to the speculation when Chelsea defender Thiago Silva revealed that he had spoken to Dybala about a possible move to Stamford Bridge. However, Dybala has now put an end to the rumors and confirmed his commitment to Roma.
Speaking to LAROMA24, Dybala said, “I’m motivated for pre-season, which we’re starting tomorrow. My future? I’m happy at Roma. I’m staying here.”
Chelsea’s rumored interest in Dybala seemed a little strange considering the club has already strengthened their attacking options by signing Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal and RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku. However, Silva expressed his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside Dybala, describing him as a world-class player.
Dybala had a somewhat disrupted season due to injury but still managed to make an impact on the pitch. He scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 26 Serie A appearances, as well as netting five times in the Europa League. Despite the speculation surrounding his future, Roma manager Jose Mourinho did not seem overly concerned, stating that he talks to Dybala like he does with all of his players.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is reportedly focused on offloading more players and trimming their squad. Their transfer priority now is to bring in a new midfielder, with Brighton’s Moises Caicedo being their top target.
In conclusion, Paulo Dybala has put an end to the transfer speculation and confirmed his commitment to Roma. Despite interest from Chelsea, the Argentine forward has stated that he is happy at the Italian club and is looking forward to the upcoming pre-season. With Dybala’s future resolved, Chelsea can now focus on other transfer targets and continue their preparations for the new season.