Chelsea are planning to launch a sensational bid to sign Juventur playmaker Paulo Dybala, according to reports in Italy.
The Argentina forward has fallen out of favour under the club boss Andrea Pirlo, with his fitness issues starting to become a problem after failing to make an appearance this season.
And according to Tutto Mercato Web, Frank Lampard’s side are now eyeing a swoop for the 26-year-old, who has just two years left on his contract with the Serie A champions.
The reports adds that the west London club failed in their attempts to sign Lautaro Martinez in the summer, with the Inter Milan striker holding out for a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid instead.
But now the Blues could land a deal for another Serie A star in the form of Dybala, who was left out of the Argentina squad with gastroenteritis this week.
Dybala has struggled with all sorts of physical issues this season and while Andrea Pirlo has no doubts about his importance to the side, the fitness problems are becoming an overbearing concern.
Negotiations to extend his deal beyond 2022 have slowed down, and he may yet find himself further down the pecking order with the arrival of former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.