Last weekend Paulo Dybala's people claimed that Chelsea had made a €40million bid for the Argentinian. It was ultimately deemed too low by Palermo's president Maurizio Zamparini, as was Paris Saint-Germain's apparent €45million bid. However, it showed the intent to buy was there.
In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport (in Italian), Dybala has admitted his preference is to stay in Italy, but didn't rule out a move abroad.
“I admit, I’m fond of Italy. It made me famous, and I’d love to stay here in Serie A.
“I don’t speak a word of English or French, but that’s not to rule anything out, because when I came to Palermo I didn’t know Italian and I think I picked it up quickly enough.”
The 21-year-old Dybala has scored 13 goals and assisted 10 this season. His talent has been compared to compatriot Sergio Aguero and even Lionel Messi.
If he is to stay in Italy, Juventus are the obvious favourites. However, considering Chelsea and PSG have already offered vast sums of cash, Juventus seem out of their depth financially. A player part-exchange deal seems more likely to be the Old Lady's offer. Zamparini would prefer cash and even though Dybala doesn't speak English, money talks...