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Paulo Dybala’s situation at Roma explained: Interest from Premier League and Saudi Arabia

Roma’s Italian rivals Inter Milan have made another approach for the Argentine forward. Here is the latest from the Italian capital.

AS Roma's Paulo Dybala celebrates his goal against Sevilla in the Europa League final.
Julio MuñozEFE

Paulo Dybala’s first season with Roma was outstanding. The Argentine forward registered 18 goals and eight assists in 38 games. The exciting creator is a key part of Jose Mourinho’s side. In his contract, there is a clause that expires in five days (31 July).

Roma can sign Dybala for €12m. If another Italian team wants to activate his clause, Roma can reject it by paying part of the €12m to the player. If a foreign club comes in for the World Cup winner, the Giallorossi cannot do anything.

Interest from Premier League and Saudi Arabia

A year ago, Inter were in for Dybala, but they preferred to take a gamble on Romelu Lukaku. The relationship with the Belgian has ended in the worst way on and off the field and the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta has tried once again to sign Dybala in recent days. Marotta’s call to the player’s entourage quickly ended their interest. Roma won’t let their best player go to a direct rival. Dybala is also happy at the capital club.

The 29-year-old has had offers from Saudi Arabia and the Premier League. Talks were held, including with Chelsea, but the left-footed attacker prefers to stay in Italy.

Dybala set to stay at Roma

Barring a major surprise, Dybala will stay with Roma for at least one more year. After 31 July, however, it will be necessary to start negotiating for the future. If Roma do not renew his contract (expires in 2025, with an option for another year), his salary will increase to €5.8m net plus variables per season and the €12m clause will be in force again in January. The important thing, for now, is to get to 31 July without any distractions.


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