Chelsea news round-up: Blues could lose race, target offered to UCL giants, rivals could be without key man

European giants enter hunt to secure signature of Chelsea £99m-rated target

The La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly joined Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to reports from Italy.

The Argentine star could leave the Italian giants after the arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, and there are speculations that he could make the reverse move that Cristiano did in the summer.

Whilst some of the EPL’s best clubs are keen to sign the 24-year-old star, he is widely expected to move to La Liga which, realistically, means that he’s either going to the Spanish giants Real Madrid or their arch-rivals Barcelona.

Chelsea have not been too interested to splash the cash in the latest windows, having done just that in years past, but the opportunity to sign such a star player could lure the powers-that-be into getting the chequebook out.

However, Los Blancos seem like they’ll be the favourites to land Dybala, something which might not upset too many Blues fans as if they do sign Dybala, Real Madrid are unlikely to make a serious push to land Eden Hazard.

Premier League giants handed wonderful chance to land Chelsea target

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Chelsea and Real Madrid target Paulo Dybala, according to reports.

The British national daily tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror report that the Argentine star has been offered to the Red Devils with his future in Turin undetermined.

Dybala has been heavily connected with a move away from the Old Lady, with reports in Italy stating that both Chelsea and Real Madrid have their eyes on a possible deal.

There are concerns regarding of his long-term future with Juventus as a result of the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined from Real Madrid during the summer.

Regular playing time is no longer guaranteed and a huge-money move could help the Old Lady balance the books after a busy summer of spending.

Juventus remain interested in a deal to re-sign Paul Pogba and they may look to utilise Paulo in a move that could bring the Frenchman back to Serie A.

The report states that a move could happen throughout the January window, in what would surely be an eye-catching deal.

£100,000-a-week star could miss Premier League clash against Chelsea

West Ham United hope to be able to call upon Austria international Marko Arnautovic this weekend when they face Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea at the London Stadium.

According to the London Evening Standard, sources close to the EPL rivals say the Hammers are confident Marko will be given the green light to face the EPL leaders in spite of coming off against Everton with an injury.

There were concerns about the star’s chances for the Chelsea game as a result of the knee injury, but that forward appears fit enough to feature.

The report does not specify if the striker is going to be fit enough to start the match or come off the bench, but his availability will be a big boost to West Ham United, as manager Manuel Pellegrini goes in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this campaign.

It is not such good news for England international Jack Wilshere, who is now facing a number of weeks out of action.

Marko has quickly emerged as West Ham United’s talisman once again this term and his performance will be important if the Hammers want to get a result on Sunday.