World Cup winner decides to stay at current club despite interest from Chelsea.
Argentina and Roma star Paulo Dybala has decided to sign a new contract with Jose Mourinho’s side despite interest from Chelsea this summer.
That is according to Tuttomercatoweb via Football Transfers, who report that the World Cup winner has agreed a new contract with the Serie A club until June 2026 with an option to extend it by an extra year.
Dybala impressed during his first season in Rome as he bagged 18 goals and assisted a further eight in all competitions.
Following that, Chelsea were interested in signing the Argentina international this summer, as new manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of his countryman. The Blues manager previously failed to sign Dybala for Tottenham in 2019, and it appears that history will repeat itself this summer.
This will be a setback for clubs interested in Dybala’s services because he has not only extended his contract, but the enticing release clause in his contract has been modified to make it more difficult to exercise.
Foreign clubs were able to sign the forward for as little as £12 million this summer, but that possibility will be gone once the 29-year-old signs his new contract.