Roma attacker Paulo Dybala has insisted that he is staying amid interest from Chelsea in signing him this summer.
The Argentine was terrific in his debut campaign for the Giallorossi. He scored 18 goals and provided eight assists.
His form has caught the eye of the Blues, who are willing to trigger the £10 million foreign release clause in his contract.
Amidst this, Dybala has clarified that he is motivated for pre-season, and he is happy to stay with Roma next term.
He told Roma24: “I’m motivated for pre-season, which we’re starting [on Monday]. My future? I’m happy at Roma. I’m staying here.”
The news will come as a big blow for Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been a firm admirer.
Pochettino first tried to sign him for Tottenham Hotspur four years ago, but the move broke down due to image rights.
Dybala is now available on a cut-price deal, but he has no plans of parting ways with the Europa League runners-up.