After relinquishing their pursuit of Chelsea wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan have revived their interest in Roma’s Paulo Dybala.
According to Corriere della Sera, Inter have re-established contact with the Argentine’s camp to gather information about a potential transfer.
Before joining Roma as a free agent upon the expiry of his contract at Juventus last summer, the 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Inter.
They failed to capitalise on their long-term interest in the 2022 World Cup winner a year ago but could pick up where they left off in the coming weeks.
Simone Inzaghi’s quest to sign another centre-forward after landing Marcus Thuram has failed to come to fruition after the Italians called off their bid to bring Lukaku back to Serie A.
Folarin Balogun has recently become the number-one candidate to reinforce Inzaghi’s frontline, although Arsenal’s €50 million price tag threatens to blow Inter out of the water.
Unless the Gunners drop their requests, the United States star will remain out of reach for Inter, forcing them to explore other options in the market.
The skilled forward has two years remaining on his contract at Roma and a release clause set at only €12m, albeit it only works for foreign clubs.
Chelsea have emerged as potential buyers after Mauricio Pochettino named Dybala and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic suitable prospects to increase his team’s firepower.
Enzo Fernandez has tried to convince his international colleague to join him at Stamford Bridge, but the ex-Palermo star seems more inclined to stay in Italy.
He has spent the last 11 years in the country since leaving his boyhood club Instituto to link up with the Sicilian side in 2012, making over 290 appearances in Serie A.
Despite his proneness to injuries, Dybala enjoyed a stellar first season at the Stadio Olimpico, bagging 18 goals and eight assists in 38 competitive matches.
Unfortunately, his deadlock-breaker in last season’s Europa League final wasn’t enough to give Roma the title as Sevilla fought back to win the game on penalties.
- Harvey Barnes comes off injured in Newcastle’s match against Sheffield United
- Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa: Player rating as Watkins hands Villains victory over 10-man Blues
- Mitoma scores twice in Brighton’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth
- Harry Kane scores first hat-trick for Bayern Munich in 7-0 victory over Bochum
- Xavi signs one-year contract extension until 2025