Chelsea will not spend more than €45m (£39m) in their bid to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to reports in the Italian media.
Juve are believed to be trying their utmost to sell the Argentinian international, with the striker unlikely to be offered an extension to a contract that expires in 2022.
The Serie A champions are said to be considering part-exchange deals with the likes of Barcelona, who could offer Antoine Griezmann, while a move to Paris Saint-Germain could involve Mauro Icardi moving in the other direction.
In terms of cash-only buyers, though, it appears that Chelsea and Tottenham are the only two teams considering an offer of some kind, but neither would go beyond their €40m (£34m) to €45m (£39m) limit.
Considering Dybala’s poor injury record recently, that is not a surprise, and with the Blues said to be targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, the Juventus striker is unlikely to be their number one target either.