Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly ready to battle for one of the world’s most valuable free agents this summer – Paulo Dybala. The Argentine playmaker is expected to leave Juventus at the end of the current season with his contract expiring.
This means he will be available on a free transfer, and after attracting attention in Serie A and the Champions League in recent seasons, there should be a rush for his services. According to CalcioMercato, Arsenal have already contacted their representatives over a possible move to the Emirates Stadium, while Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan all appear to be watching developments closely.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been regularly linked with a move and could turn to Dybala given the uncertain futures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
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However, although the Argentine is available on a free transfer in just a few months, a swoop for Dybala’s services certainly wouldn’t come cheap by any stretch of the imagination. According to Salary Sport, his annual salary with Juventus was £11.5m – a fee any interested party would likely meet at a minimum.
This does not take into account the signing fee that anyone from Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs would have to pay Dybala himself or one of his representatives. Either way, shelling out those hefty wages would still save any recruiting club money if they got the striker.
According to transfermarkt, he is currently valued at £36million – an amount any club would likely pay over three years of his contract if he accepted the same salary he is currently receiving at Juventus.
Prior to his departure, Dybala is enjoying another productive season with the Turin giants. He has scored 13 goals and provided six assists in all competitions so far.