Journalist provides clarity over rumours linking Chelsea with Jose Mourinho’s key attacker

Paulo Dybala
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Fabrizio Romano has poured cold water on rumours linking Paulo Dybala with a January transfer to Chelsea.

The Blues are in need of more firepower up top, with their current set of front players struggling to score enough goals.

Dybala has a contract with Roma that runs until 2025, and carries a release clause of just £10m (€12m). There have been uncertainties regarding the Argentine’s future however, and it’s been suggested that Chelsea may make a move to sign him in the current window, but Romano has now stated that he doesn’t think this will be the case.

He told Caught Offside: “Despite rumours about Chelsea, I see Dybala staying at Roma as things stand. I have no updates, there’s nothing happening as of now and his release clause will expire in four days…so, it looks difficult and unlikely.”

“I think Chelsea need a striker more than a top quality all-round attacking player like Dybala.”

Dybala is a player with a great history, having played for a top club like Juventus in the past, but like Romano said, what Chelsea need is a lethal goalscorer, and not someone else that does the same thing that Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk can do.