AS Roma have begun plans to tie Paulo Dybala to a new contract amid speculation over his long-term future at Stadio Olimpico, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Dybala has been a pivotal part of Jose Mourinho’s side chasing a top-four finish this season with 11 goals and seven assists in 22 games.
He has also notched four goals and an assist in nine Europa League games as Roma seek consecutive continental glory, having won the Europa Conference League last season.
Roma are delighted with Dybala’s progress since joining on a free transfer from Juventus last summer and are keen to renew his deal to ward off interest from abroad.
Dybala’s current deal with the Giallorossi runs until 2025, but several clauses in his contract could see the club lose him this summer.
The World Cup winner has two clauses on his contract, which has alerted clubs such as Premier League giants Manchester United to his potential availability.
Dybala is available to Serie A clubs who can sign him for €20 million this summer, while foreign clubs will have to pay €12m to prise him away from the Italian capital.
The clause pertaining to clubs in the Italian top flight has spiked interest from Inter Milan, who have also been touted as a potential destination for the 29-year-old.
However, Roma are looking to move quickly to remove those clauses by offering the former Juventus man a new deal that will see his salary rise from €4.5m to €6m a year.
Dybala is reportedly happy in Rome and has expressed a desire to continue with the Giallorossi, who are breaking new grounds in what has been a stellar campaign.
Despite the resurgence of Juventus, who have seen their 15-point deducted rescinded, Roma still retain their top four spot and are on course to secure a Champions League place for the first time since the 2017/18 campaign.
Both Dybala and Roma are confident of reaching an agreement on a new deal that will see the Argentina international become the highest-paid player at the club, and an announcement is imminent.