'As of today': Fabrizio Romano has a frustrating update for Tottenham fans
Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with Paulo Dybala in recent months.
But according to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs “have not opened talks” to sign him “as of today”.
However, while there are “no negotiations ongoing”, he stressed that the situation for Dybala’s future is still open.
Back in March, Corriere dello Sport claimed that Tottenham were still interested in the Juventus ace.
Spurs nearly landed Dybala in 2019, but the deal fell through, according to Sky Sports.
The Argentine’s Juve contract expires this summer and he’s all-but set to leave the Serie A club.
This is likely to spark competition for his services, and Tottenham aren’t the only club reportedly eyeing him.
ESPN recently reported that Arsenal made contact with the 28-year-old’s representatives over a potential swoop.
Newcastle United – newly-wealthy and safe in the Premier League this season – are also apparently eyeing Dybala.
And last December, Calciomercato reported that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were monitoring the talented forward.
There’s also a lot of apparent interest in Dybala from clubs in continental Europe.
The likes of Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have been credited with an interest (But! Football Club).
“A complete player”
Dybala is one of the most high-profile forwards and soon-to-be free agents in world football.
In 292 appearances for Juve, the Argentine has registered 115 goals and 48 assists.
He has also captained the team on several occasions, and has 15 goals and six assists this term.
Dybala’s CV is very impressive – five Scudettos, four Italian Cups and three Italian Super Cups.
“I feel he has become a complete player,” Alessandro Del Piero said of Dybala in 2020.
And Massimiliano Allegri, upon returning to Juve, said: “Only Messi and Cristiano are better than Dybala.
“He has the quality to win the Ballon d’Or.”