• Chelsea is showing interest in making a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala, a report says
  • Dybala continues to experience health issues
  • Juventus' contract extension talks with Dybala are still up in the air

Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC remains indisposed, and there is no telling if the 26-year-old will ever get his regular spot in the first team. Amid his uncertain position at Juve under coach Andrea Pirlo, some teams are ready to swoop in just in case a falling out happens, a report said.

One club reportedly ready to explore options with Dybala is Chelsea FC. TuttoMercatoWeb reported that the Blues are keeping tabs on the situation of the Argentine forward.

Dybala is believed to be in talks for a contract extension to stay at Allianz Stadium that would keep him there until 2025. However, the Argentine player has yet to see action for Juventus, raising questions about his future.

The 26-year-old player last saw action in August before falling to a muscle injury in the club's Champions League clash with Lyon. Pirlo is taking the necessary precautionary measures, opting not to rush Dybala back.

Just recently, Dybala suffered gastroenteritis, forcing him to sit out Argentina's clash with Bolivia. It appears he has run into a string of bad luck — including testing positive for COVID-19. With Dybala unavailable, such has forced the hand of Pirlo to give other players such as Dejan Kulusevski a chance.

Though he knows the value of Dybala, the player's health issues have now become a cause for concern. The Argentine forward has a contract with the Old Lady until 2022, but his spate of health problems could factor in during the contract extension talks.

With Dybala unavailable again, Pirlo will have to find someone else to fill the void. Aside from Kulusevski, another player who could get his chance is new arrival Alvaro Morata. And unless the health woes of Dybala comes to an end, he is likely to go deeper down the pecking order. Once fit, he will be in for a tough grind to reclaim that spot.

Hence, Chelsea could be among the clubs who would be open to adding the 26-year-old player. Former Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini revealed that he sent a message to Dybala to go to Spain and not Italy.

"He'll leave, because Juventus want to get €120 million. In January, I think he'll leave for Spain. He has offers in Spain and England," Zamparini said to RMC Sport in 2018.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala said he has tested positive for coronavirus but was 'perfectly fine'
Dybala has been at Juventus since the 2015-16 season. AFP / Isabella BONOTTO