Report: Pochettino wants Argentine star Paulo Dybala to join him at Tottenham

Stadio Renzo Barbera

Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Palermo star Paulo Dybala.

According to Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Palermo forward Paulo Dybala at the end of the season.

With Spurs missing out on Champions League football, manager Mauricio Pochettino will want to strengthen his squad this summer, and adding another forward has to be on his transfer wish list.

Harry Kane may have had a sensational season, but Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have contributed little during the campaign, leaving 21-year-old Kane to carry the workload.

Now, Calcio Mercato believe that Tottenham are in the running for Palermo forward Dybala, who has been one of Serie A's sensations this season.

The Argentine, 21, has racked up 13 goals and ten assists in just 33 games for Palermo this season, earning comparisons to his compatriot Sergio Aguero in the process.

The report from Calcio Mercato states that Pochettino is now looking to bring his fellow Argentine to White Hart Lane, but faces stern competition for Dybala's signature.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus are also noted as potential suitors for Dybala, whilst Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini is allegedly looking for a fee of €40m (£28.6m) in order to let Dybala leave - and that may be just too much for Tottenham to pay, despite Dybala's success this season.

Whether Tottenham can land Dybala or not, Pochettino must bring in at least one forward this summer in a bid to ease the burden on star striker Kane - and this alleged interest in Dybala is an encouraging step towards achieving that.

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