Chelsea are open to the prospect of signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus during the summer transfer window.
The Argentine has been sidelined since January with a ligament injury, but he is likely to return to action in the coming weeks.
Dybala’s current deal with the Serie A champions expires in June next year and there has been no progress over a possible renewal.
There has been a standoff over the wages and Calciomercato reports that the Bianconeri may be forced to sell him this summer.
The Blues are interested in luring the Argentine to the Premier League, but are reluctant to pay more than £38m for the former Palermo graduate.
Spurs have a long-term interest, but they are unlikely to meet the price tag. The north London side need to recoup funds from player sales first.
Dybala has been with the Bianconeri for six seasons. He has bagged 98 goals and 40 assists in 244 appearances across all competitions for them.