Chelsea receive blow in the chase of £115k p/w Mason Mount replacement

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Chelsea parted ways with Mason Mount after the involved parties failed to reach an agreement over the contract extension of the Englishman. With Mount joining Manchester United, CFC are looking at possible replacements for Mount and AS Roma attacker Paulo Dybala could certainly be a viable candidate.

The Blues have offloaded nine players and Christian Pulisic is on course to leave as a major clear out is taking place at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have effectively trimmed the bloated squad and efforts are further being made to offload players who are surplus to requirements. CFC has raised over £200 million through sales and have substantial amount of funds to invest.

With Mount and Joao Felix gone, CFC could perhaps look to sign an attacker that is capable of playing as a second striker as well as an attacking midfielder. AS Roma’s Dybala is a candidate that can replace the void left by Mount.

Chelsea receive huge blow in Paulo Dybala chase

A few days ago, it was reported that Dybala had been added to Chelsea’s wish list as newly appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of the Argentine attacker. Dybala joined Roma last summer on a free transfer and has a release clause of €12 million for non-Italian clubs.

Amid regular links to CFC, the World Cup 2022 winner has finally spoken about his desire and his future. Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku have already arrived at Chelsea but Pochettino has indicated that there could be more signings to reinforce the attack. The rumours of a move have fuelled since Dybala’s appearances in England as he attended the Wimbeldon and the Formula One British Grand Prix.

"“I’m motivated for pre-season, which we’re starting [on Monday]. My future? I’m happy at Roma. I’m staying here.” (via Evening Standard)"

This would be a huge blow for Chelsea as the player himself has made his intentions clear. He insists that he is happy at Roma and not looking to leave. CFC defender Thiago Silva had spoken about Chelsea and made his feelings known that he would be very happy if the 29 year old joined the Blues.

Now, Dybala wont be a like for like replacement for Mount. The Argentine is capable of playing behind the striker as well as on the right flank, where he drifts inward playing just off the striker or as an interior. Dybala is certainly a player that can add a lot to Chelsea’s attack but as things stand it is a full stop from player’s side.

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