90min reports Manchester United have been offered Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala. TransferMarkt.com offered him a price tag of € 80million, but there's a good chance if the player wants to leave (and the club want him to leave) that price could drop significantly.
The report says the Premier League's 'big six' clubs have the option to sign him. Dybala's agents are in England trying to move their client to the Premier League.
Dybala turned down a chance to move to United in 2019 but his fortune at Juventus has deteriorated since then. Under new boss Andrea Pirlo, Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa have more chances than Dybala.
The 27-year-old Argentine has started just four league games. Approaching the peak of his powers, he is expected to start every game at this point in his career and this lack of playing time is a serious cause for concern.
Dybala will enter the 2021-22 season with 12 months remaining in his contract. He is weighing options to move to England, but English clubs want him to be really safe on the move.
Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici has confirmed that contract renewal talks are underway, but there has been no update since October. Other sources confirmed that contract negotiations were stalled.
In March, Dybala's agent negotiated with Ed Woodward at the club's London office setting personal terms for a possible transfer. [source: Fabrizio Romano in Calciomercato]
United's interest in Dybala has been around for a long time, and he has the right mix of youth, talent and experience that will facilitate United's performances on the pitch for years to come. With Haaland's price tag easily over £ 100million at the moment, Dybala would make a great second choice for the Red Devils.Paulo Dybala
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The history of the most popular sport in the world is incredible. Centuries have passes since the introduction of the sport we now call soccer or football ( or whatever you want to call it ), and in that time, history has been made.
We all know some of the more memorable moments like Diego Maradona’s infamous handball and we know some of the more heartbreaking instants like the Hillsborough tragedy, but what we don’t know is some of the more bizarre and usual stories.
Like anything that has history, soccer has some of the most bizarre and humorous stories around—stories that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
Arsenal played a friendly against Dynamo Moscow in heavy fog in 1945 at White Hart Lane and despite the urging of players to suspend play due to the fog, the referee decided that play should continue.
The fog was so thick that the game turned into an absolute farce, with both sides playing by their own set of rules and suffering their own bad luck because of the inclement weather.
Moscow at one point made a substitution but didn’t take a player off, with fans watching the match believing that the Russian club had up to 15 players on the pitch at the one time.
Arsenal also made the best of the conditions, with one of their players—who had earlier been sent off—sneaking back onto the pitch and playing the remainder of the game.
However, they did suffer some bad luck, with their goalkeeper knocking himself out cold after running into the goalpost, which évidemment, he could not see due to the fog. A spectator reportedly took his place in goals and the match continued.
Not too many of the stories to feature on this list take place in the past decade or so, but we have a special place here for the faithful fans at Stamford Bridge, home ground of Chelsea.
You might not know it about the West London club, but Chelsea fans have been bringing celery to the Bridge for decades now—most likely in order to pay homage to their chant ' Celery ' ( warning : inappropriate language ).
However, according to a club statement from 2007, the Blues have reminded fans that bringing celery to the ground is in fact outlawed and that any passioné caught bringing the ' dangerous ' vegetable to the ground could face a lifetime ban from the Blues’ home ground.
Nowadays, Everton and Liverpool form one of the strongest rivalries in the league, with the Merseyside derbies highlighting on every fan’s calendar.
With Goodison Park ( Everton’s home ground ) just around the corner from Anfield Road ( Liverpool’s home ground ), the two clubs have grown in their hatred and disposition for the other—with the desire to beat their rival one of their biggest goals at the start of the season.
However, what you might not have known about the two clubs is that before the rivalry had existed, Everton’s home ground was in fact Anfield Road—the very ground that Liverpool now call their home and one of the tougher places to travel to in world .
The Toffees would play their first game at Anfield against Earlestown on September 27, 1884, and would play their first Football League match as a professional club on September 8, 1888. Liverpool, of course, would not be founded for another four years after that date.
Everton would leave Anfield Road on January 25, 1892—opting to move to the north side of Stanley Park, to the ground and area now known as Goodison Park. Liverpool ( who wanted to be called Everton Athletic at the time ) would then claim Anfield Road as their home ground.