Spurs target £45m Juve star as Paratici exploits ‘frozen’ bond

Will Ford
Fabio Paratici Tottenham

Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Paulo Dybala this summer, as director Fabio Paratici looks to take advantage of a contract stalemate.

Dybala’s Juventus deal expires at the end of the season and talks between the Serie A giants and the forward’s camp are not progressing.

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Calciomercato (via Sport Witness) claim a meeting will be held ‘in the next few days’ between the two parties, but adds that Spurs are circling.

The report names Paratici, who worked on renewals for Dybala when he was at Juventus, as being particularly keen on the Argentina international.

It’s claimed Juventus will offer Dybala another renewal offer, though there isn’t much hope of an agreement given it’s expected to be lower than the previous one that was rejected.

The relationship between Dybala and Juventus is said to have been ‘freezing’ over winter, and shows no signs of ‘thawing’.

Spurs take on Everton in the Premier League on Monday night, and manager Antonio Conte says he and his team are “fighting” but believes he “deserves” better.

“Now this is a new challenge for me. For sure you need patience and you know at this moment you can’t fight for something important, for what I am used to doing in my past and I think I deserved to do in the past,” he said.

“I deserved to stay and fight to win the league, to win trophies, because someone gave me something in my career.

“Now this is a new experience. I repeat, I am enjoying these months, we are fighting a lot because we are trying to change a lot of situations on the pitch and outside of the pitch. But if I get to be honest it is not easy.

“We are fighting, we are fighting to try and improve the situation, also because I think they ask of me this. I am trying to improve and give all of myself to try and change the situation.

“The situation is here for many, many years, not only at the last moment.”